Who We Are

Product stewardship, or Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), is an environmental management strategy guided by the principle that whoever designs, produces, sells, or uses a product takes responsibility for minimizing that product's environmental impact. The EPR model is comprised of several key players working together to ensure products no longer used by consumers are managed in an environmentally friendly manner.

There are currently 15 stewardship organizations operating in British Columbia.

Stewards in British Columbia are very fortunate in having a flexible, performance-based regulatory framework within which to operate. BC Stewards recognize that with the benefits to set fees and have minimal provincial government involvement in operational details, comes a responsibility to work together. Combining our efforts has been instrumental in formalizing and delivering the joint initiatives for this group.

This website represents the stewards, the companies and agencies appointed by the provincial government responsible for managing EPR programs throughout British Columbia.

STEWARD WHAT THEY RECYCLE MORE INFO
Call2Recycle
BATTERIES
www.call2recycle.ca
Consumer batteries weighing less than 5 kilograms.
Brewers Distributors Ltd.
BEER CONTAINERS
www.envirobeerbc.ca
Refillable glass beer, cider & cooler bottles and metal beverage alcohol cans.
Return-It Beverage
BEVERAGE CONTAINERS
www.return-it.ca
Used beverage containers such as aluminum cans, plastic & glass bottles, other metal cans, drink boxes and cartons. Alcohol containers such as wines, spirits, liqueurs and non-refillable beer, cider and cooler bottles.
Recycle My Cell
CELL PHONES
www.recyclemycell.ca
Cell phones and their batteries. All types of cell phones are accepted regardless of size, make, model or age.
OPEIC
ELECTRICAL OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT
www.opeic.ca
Handheld, walk-behind, ride-on, and free-standing electrical powered outdoor power equipment.
Return-It powered by EPRA
ELECTRONICS
www.return-it.ca www.recyclemyelectronics.ca
Desktop Computers + Accessories, Portable Computers + Accessories, Display Products + Accessories, Printing, Scanning + Multifunction Devices, Audio Products + Accessories, Video Products + Accessories, Video Gaming Systems + Accessories, Cellular, Telephones + Answering Machines, E-Toys, Electronic Musical Instruments, IT + Telecom Devices, Medical Monitoring Control Devices.
Canadian Battery Association
LEAD-ACID BATTERIES
canadianbatteryassociation.ca
All consumer and industrial lead-acid batteries.
Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable
MAJOR APPLIANCES
www.marrbc.ca
Major appliances that have been designated for residential use.
Health Products Stewardship Association
MEDICATIONS
www.healthsteward.ca
All prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and natural health products.
Recycle BC
PACKAGING + PRINTED PAPER
recyclebc.ca
Packaging and printed paper supplied to BC residents, including printed paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; paper, plastic, and metal containers; non-deposit glass bottles and jars; plastic bags and overwrap; plastic foam packaging.
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PAINT, HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE, LIGHTS, ALARMS
www.productcare.org
Household paint and paint aerosols; flammable solvents, pesticides (domestic), gasoline; residential and commercial lighting products (light bulbs, fixtures and ballasts); smoke alarms, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, combination smoke & CO alarms.
ElectroRecycle
SMALL APPLIANCES
www.electrorecycle.ca
Small appliances and power tools, ranging in size from toasters and hand-held drills to countertop microwaves, vacuums and bench-top table saws.
Switch the Stat
THERMOSTATS
www.hrai.ca
Electronic thermostats as well as mercury containing.
Tire Stewardship BC
TIRES
www.tsbc.ca
Car tires, Medium Truck tires, AG tires & Logger Skidder tires. Bicycle tires and tubes are accepted under a voluntary program.
BCUOMA
USED OIL + ANTIFREEZE
bcusedoil.com
Oil and antifreeze, oil filters, oil containers and antifreeze containers.