Alberta’s EPR regulations released
Alberta Municipalities' members have worked hard to bring about Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) regulations in Alberta!
These regulations mark an important milestone as municipalities begin planning to hand over responsibilities for the collection of designated recyclable material. The regulation creates timelines for the handover of recycling collection:
- By April 1, 2025, all single family and multi-family dwellings currently receiving recycling collection services should shift from municipally operated to producer operated.
- By April 1, 2026, any single family or multi-family dwellings currently not receiving community collection services should have an available service.
Alberta Environment and Parks will host webinars this fall to answer questions and gather feedback.
Alberta Municipalities is creating a Local Government EPR Working Group to assist member communities with the transition. We are seeking municipal administrators with subject matter expertise in recycling, public works, plastic materials, waste management, collection, processing, material recovery facility, EPR programs, and regional waste management commission. The working group will be comprised as follows:
- One (1) representative from the City of Calgary
- One (1) representative from the City of Edmonton
- Two (2) representatives of mid-sized/specialized municipalities
- Two (2) representatives of regional waste management commissions – Need to be nominated by an ABmunis member
- One (1) representative of a municipality between 5,000 and 10,000
- One (1) representative of a municipality under 5,000
If you are interested in joining this group or would like to nominate someone, please send an email to kris [at] abmunis.ca (Kris Samraj). Nominations will close on Friday, November 4. The regulations can be found here.
Information and fact sheets about the new regulations and next steps will be published here on the Government of Alberta's website shortly.