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

Materials & Feedback Request from the 2017 Annual Steward Meeting

Thank you to stewards who joined us at the 2017 Annual Steward Meeting! We hope you found the meeting informative and useful. Below are links to the materials from the meeting. Materials Report to Stewards (also known as the Pre-read) Webinar Presentations Q&A Feedback and Consultation Stewards are invited to submit feedback or questions on the … Continued

Annual Steward Meeting – Reminder and Report Available

Stewards are reminded that the 2017 Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) is being held next week. Registration and agenda information are below. The Report to Stewards (also known as the Pre-read), which includes packaging and paper recycling program information along with 2018 budgets and fees for MMSM, MMSW, Recycle BC and Stewardship Ontario, can be downloaded here The ASM, … Continued

News and Updates – October 2017

Steward Satisfaction Survey A recent steward survey measuring satisfaction levels related to services provided by CSSA (i.e. call centre queries, reporting and invoicing support) shows a high level of satisfaction and provides support for continued harmonization and simplified reporting initiatives. Details on the survey results are available here. October events Webinar: Program Rules and Membership Agreements … Continued

2017 Annual Steward Meeting: Register Now

As expectations grow for businesses to contribute more toward building a circular economy, the 2017 Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) will help stewards better understand and prepare for the future of stewardship and recycling. The ASM, held on behalf of CSSA partner stewardship programs, will include a keynote by Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, a packaging trends panel … Continued

Register for October Events: Steward Consultations and Annual Meeting

October will be a busy month for the steward community, with three scheduled events that will provide important information about stewardship programs. Stewards are invited to participate in: a webinar about proposed program Rules and Membership Agreement updates a meeting to discuss Stewardship Ontario’s development of an amended Blue Box Program Plan the Annual Steward … Continued

CSSA Request for Expressions of Interest for a Material Cost Differentiation Study

CSSA is seeking expressions of interest and submission of qualifications from organizations interested in providing technical assistance to the Material Differentiation (MCD) project. CSSA will use submissions to prepare a roster of potentially qualified companies from which to seek proposals for specific engagements during the course of the project. Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA), on … Continued

Special Edition News & Updates: Annual Reports & MCD Project

2016 Annual Reports CSSA is pleased to share with you the recently published 2016 annual reports for Recycle BC, Multi-Material Stewardship Western (MMSW), Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM) and Stewardship Ontario. The reports showcase each program’s performance, financials, new recycling initiatives and accomplishments over the last year. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to … Continued

Material Cost Differentiation Project Gets Green Light

At their May and June meetings, Recycle BC, MMSW, MMSM and Stewardship Ontario’s Board of Directors approved the Material Cost Differentiation (MCD) Project Charter. With their support, the project is now underway. In Q4 of 2016, each of the four Boards were asked to assign a delegate to the Guiding Principle Working Group (GPWG). The … Continued

News and Updates – June 2017

Reporting season comes to an end Thank you for submitting your annual packaging and printed paper steward reports by the May 31 deadline. If you haven’t submitted your report, please do so as soon as possible on the WeRecycle Portal. Please note that you may be contacted in the coming weeks as part of our report validation process, which helps ensure … Continued

Adjustment Policy Affirmed by Stewardship Program Boards

Over the past year, some stewards and/or their consultants have expressed dissatisfaction with the Adjustment Policy administered by CSSA on behalf of Stewardship Ontario, Recycle BC (formerly MMBC), MMSW and MMSM.  The Boards of Stewardship Ontario, Recycle BC, MMSW (the “Boards”) have recently considered and affirmed their ongoing commitment to the Adjustment Policy.[1] This communique … Continued