Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is here

A webinar that explains how EPR helps municipalities and how local governments can participate in this changing recycling system will take place on Thursday, October 5, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The FREE online session will be co-hosted by Alberta Municipalities (ABmunis) and the Alberta Recycling Management Association (ARMA).

Thursday’s webinar will cover the following information:

  • EPR has finally arrived in Alberta
  • How we got here
  • How it will help municipalities save money
  • How your community can participate
  • The decisions that need to be made
  • EPR’s potential impact on municipalities.

The following guest speakers will participate:

  • Gabrielle Betts, Executive Director for EPR with the ARMA
  • Jaclyn Schmidt, Executive Director for Water and Waste Policy Branch, Alberta Environment and Protected Areas
  • Allen Langdon, CEO, Circular Materials
  • Richard Hodges, Program Manager, Product Care

Click here to register.

Who should attend?

This virtual engagement is open to municipal staff working in solid waste and recycling.


A copy of the presentation will be shared with members after the engagements.


In November 2022, the Government of Alberta passed regulations to reduce the financial burden of recycling on municipalities by shifting the physical and financial responsibility of collecting, processing and recycling materials—from municipalities to producers.

Communities have choices to make

To be eligible for EPR, your community must indicate its interest by registering with ARMA. This involves answering a questionnaire about your municipality’s current recycling and Household Hazardous Waste program on ARMA’s website. This does not mean that you are committing to EPR. It only means that your community remains eligible to make choices. Registration is open from now until December 31, 2023. Additional EPR details and updates can be found here.