Please note that effective September 15, 2022, Circular Materials acquired the operations of the Resource Recovery Alliance.

As we transition, updates will be provided.  In the meantime, the reporting resources posted on this website are still available and are in the process of being redirected to the Circular Materials website.  If you have any questions, please contact us at info@circularmaterials.ca.

MCD Methodology Consultation Materials

On June 25, 2020, CSSA held an information webinar to introduce stakeholders to the Material Cost Differentiation (MCD) Methodology and its results. The consultation materials are available here. Please provide feedback on the MCD Methodology by July 23, 2020 to mcd@cssalliance.ca.  The MCD Methodology is a new and innovative way to measure the cost impacts … Continued

Join CSSA for a Consultation on the Material Cost Differentiation Methodology

On June 25, 1:30 – 3:00 EDT, CSSA will hold an information webinar to introduce the steward community to the Material Cost Differentiation (MCD) Methodology and its results. The MCD Methodology is a new and innovative way to measure the cost impacts of materials on the recycling system. It will provide a significant input to … Continued

CSSA News and Updates – June 2020

Thank you! On behalf of Recycle BC, MMSW, MMSM, Stewardship Ontario and AMS, CSSA acknowledges and appreciates the efforts made by stewards and collection partners to help keep their customers and colleagues healthy during the COVID-19 situation. CSSA staff is working remotely and the National Steward Services team is available to assist: 1-888-980-9549 or stewards@cssalliance.ca.   … Continued

Steward reporting extension and options

As organizations everywhere respond to the unprecedented demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to advise that the boards of CSSA-supported programs have approved measures to assist businesses with their Packaging and Paper Product (PPP) obligations during this difficult time. Extension on the Reporting Deadline and Adjustment Deadline We have extended the reporting deadline … Continued

CSSA update on COVID-19 situation

As stewards focus on implementing their business continuity plans and protecting the health and safety of their staff and customers, CSSA wants to advise that it is maintaining its ability to provide service and assistance while taking all necessary precautions. All CSSA and program staff is working remotely and travel bans have been in place … Continued

Alberta municipalities release study on EPR for PPP

A study commissioned by Alberta municipalities and other stakeholders to help inform the design of a potential Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program for residential packaging and paper products (PPP) was released today by the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA). The working group that led the study included CSSA, AUMA, Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA), Recycling Council … Continued

CSSA News and Updates – March 2020

Ready to Report webinars and resources More than 200 stewards participated in recent reporting webinars to help them prepare to submit PPP data in the upgraded WeRecycle Portal by the May 31 deadline. Webinar replays, presentations and other information for new and experienced stewards are available on the 2020 Reporting Resources webpage. MCD consultations update The Material Cost Differentiation (MCD) … Continued

Ready to Report: Webinars and Resources

CSSA is helping ensure stewards are ready to report their annual packaging and printed product (PPP) data in the WeRecycle Portal by the May 31 deadline. A reminder that the Portal has been upgraded for 2020 to make the proven, secure reporting platform better and easier to use. With the upgraded Portal, stewards will provide … Continued

CSSA News and Updates – December 2019

WeRecycle Portal upgraded for 2020 A technology upgrade to the WeRecycle Portal will make the proven, secure reporting platform better and easier to use beginning January 1, 2020. While updating the system to extend its value, we have listened to your suggestions to make improvements. Stewards and service providers will provide the same data as … Continued

Material Cost Differentiation (MCD) Project Update (December 2019)

The Material Cost Differentiation project team and Steering Committee members are finalizing the materials for upcoming consultations. January meetings with the Steward Consultation Committee will include a half-day workshop to review the project outcomes and determine how best to engage with the steward community. Further information and background on MCD is available here.