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.

The inventory provides information as a service to Canadians who are interested in the recycling of products. It serves as a tool to help identify recycling avenues for different types of products, and does not constitute Environment Canada’s endorsement of the programs and services listed in the inventory. We welcome the submission of suggestions and new information to continually improve the inventory. To do so, please write to WRMD-DRGD@ec.gc.ca.

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.