2022 Updates Available

Stewards registered with Recycle BC, MMSW or MMSM are required to submit reports on the WeRecycle Portal by May 31 for the packaging and paper supplied in each province.

RPRA has conditionally approved Stewardship Ontario’s simplified fee-setting proposal for the Blue Box Program. Once Stewardship Ontario satisfies the conditions, most stewards will not be required to submit detailed material reports to Stewardship Ontario. This change is expected to be effective beginning in 2022 and will be in place for the remaining years of the program, which ceases operations in 2025. Stewardship Ontario will keep stakeholders informed on its progress to satisfy the conditions and will also be seeking feedback on draft program Rules and a new Policy that will guide implementation of the simplified fee setting methodology. More information is available on the Stewardship Ontario website.

A range of resources is available below to assist and guide stewards in collecting and accurately reporting their packaging and paper data.

National Steward Services (NSS) is available to assist with any questions and advise on reporting best practices: stewards@rralliance.com or 1-888-980-9549.

Using the WeRecycle Portal

  • WeRecycle Portal – The Portal is a proven and secure reporting platform. New stewards need to register and be onboarded before submitting reports.
  • Portal Support – When logged in to the Portal, direct assistance from the NSS team is available via online chat. Click the “get info” icons to access relevant Guidebook information or use the Reporting Hub for guidance on collecting material data.
  • Portal User Guide – The Portal User Guide (PUG) provides detailed information for navigating the Portal’s more modern interface to submit your data and complete administrative tasks.
  • Reporting Hub – Online, searchable access to Sector Tips for various business types, product information for common packaging with their material categories and FAQs about reporting.

Rules, Policies & Forms

  • 2022 Rules & Policies – Minor changes have been made to some existing policies for 2022. There have also been minor changes to the Rules for MMSM, and to the Membership Agreements for Recycle BC and MMSW.
  • Forms – All current forms are available at here. Most accept electronic signatures within the PDF.

Preparing Your Report

Ready to Report Webinars

Reporting webinars were held on February 23 and 24, 2022, for new and experienced reporters. All stewards were welcome to attend either or both events.

The presentation files and replay links are posted below.

A Q&A summary for both webinars is available here.