Inventory of Programs

The Environment Canada Extended Producer Responsibility and Product Stewardship Inventory of Programs provides information to the public on existing extended producer responsibility and product stewardship programs in Canada. Programs in development are not included in the inventory.

In the inventory you will find information on:

  • What products are included in the programs;
  • How products are being collected and how to locate drop-off locations;
  • Targets and performance of programs;
  • Applicability of fees;
  • Policies, monitoring and reporting;
  • Who to contact for more information.

In order to assist your search for information on a specific material or product, please refer to the list below, which describes what is included in each of the product categories.

How to use the inventory?

Please use the drop-down menu to select a product category or a region (e.g., national, provincial or territorial). Leave the selection box empty to search by all product categories or regions.

Some of the hyperlinks found in the inventory are to sites of organizations that are not subject to the Official Languages Act. The material found there is therefore in the language(s) used by the sites in question.

Description of product categories
Product Category
Example of Products and Materials Included

Automotive Products

antifreeze and their containers; lead-acid batteries; mercury-containing switches from end-of-life vehicles; used oil, used oil filters, oil containers; and used tires

Beverage Containers

alcoholic beverage containers; ready-to-serve beverage containers; and milk containers

Electrical and Electronic Equipment

desktop computers and portable computers; keyboards, mouse devices, and other peripherals; monitors and display devices; printers and fax machines; home audio/ video playback and recording systems; home theatre system; personal and portable playback and recording systems; televisions; telephones (non-cellular) and answering machines; mobile phones (cellular); small appliances; large appliances; electrical and electronic tools; and other categories of products that may be applicable

Household Hazardous Waste

aerosol containers; single-use and rechargeable batteries; flammable liquids and materials; gasoline; paint, coatings and their containers; pressurized containers; solvents; pesticides (non-commercial); and other products containing “hazardous” properties

Mercury Containing Products

mercury containing lamps, such as compact fluorescent lamps; mercury-containing switches from end-of-life vehicles; and mercury containing thermostats, thermometers or other measuring and control devices that contain mercury

Packaging and Printed Materials

packaging or containers that is comprised of glass, metal (e.g. steel cans, aluminum cans), paper (e.g. gable top containers, aseptic containers, corrugated cardboard and boxboard), or plastic (e.g. polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polystyrene, etc) or any combination of any of those materials; printed paper, including newsprint, direct mailings, flyers, magazines, directories and other printed materials; and other materials or products that may be included in a particular program

Pesticides and Containers

obsolete pesticides (commercial) and empty pesticide containers (commercial)

Pharmaceuticals

unused or expired health products including prescription drugs; non-prescription drugs; natural health products; and sharps (e.g. needles, syringes and lancets)

Refrigerants

refrigerants from commercial stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment (residential, commercial and industrial), such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)