Proposed Transition for Residential Blue Bin Recycling

Proposed transition plan for residential packaging and printed paper recycling programs

The Manitoba government is reviewing a proposed plan to transition the responsibility for delivering residential recycling services for packaging and printed paper (commonly referred to as blue bin material) from municipalities and Indigenous communities to Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba and the industry stewards they represent. Under this industry-funded recycling model, known as “full” extended producer responsibility, industry would assume the full operational and financial responsibility for collecting and recycling residential blue bin materials in Manitoba.

Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba has submitted a transition plan on behalf of industry stewards that supply packaging and printed paper for residential consumption in Manitoba. Manitoba Environment, Climate and Parks is inviting interested parties to review the proposed transition plan and share their views.

This engagement is seeking feedback on how Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba proposes to work with municipalities and Indigenous communities to transition existing service provider contracts and responsibilities for residential blue bin recycling programs to Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba over a multi-year period. Your input will help inform the department’s review of the proposed transition plan.

The deadline for providing comments on the transition plan is August 15, 2022.

You may submit your comments online through this EngageMB webpage. Alternatively, you can email feedback to stewardship-plans@gov.mb.ca or submit your comments in writing to:

Transition Plan Feedback
Environmental Programs and Remediation Branch
Environment, Climate and Parks
Box 38, 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W3


To request this information in an alternate format, please contact stewardship-plans@gov.mb.ca.

Proposed transition plan for residential packaging and printed paper recycling programs

The Manitoba government is reviewing a proposed plan to transition the responsibility for delivering residential recycling services for packaging and printed paper (commonly referred to as blue bin material) from municipalities and Indigenous communities to Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba and the industry stewards they represent. Under this industry-funded recycling model, known as “full” extended producer responsibility, industry would assume the full operational and financial responsibility for collecting and recycling residential blue bin materials in Manitoba.

Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba has submitted a transition plan on behalf of industry stewards that supply packaging and printed paper for residential consumption in Manitoba. Manitoba Environment, Climate and Parks is inviting interested parties to review the proposed transition plan and share their views.

This engagement is seeking feedback on how Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba proposes to work with municipalities and Indigenous communities to transition existing service provider contracts and responsibilities for residential blue bin recycling programs to Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba over a multi-year period. Your input will help inform the department’s review of the proposed transition plan.

The deadline for providing comments on the transition plan is August 15, 2022.

You may submit your comments online through this EngageMB webpage. Alternatively, you can email feedback to stewardship-plans@gov.mb.ca or submit your comments in writing to:

Transition Plan Feedback
Environmental Programs and Remediation Branch
Environment, Climate and Parks
Box 38, 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W3


To request this information in an alternate format, please contact stewardship-plans@gov.mb.ca.