MMSW & Small Businesses
Low-Volume Steward Fee Options for 2018 Reporting
Online Assessment Tool
The new Online Assessment Tool makes it simple for businesses to determine if they must now register and report with MMSW and if they are eligible to pay a fee based on the quantities of packaging and paper supplied annually to residents of Saskatchewan. The Assessment Tool enables low-volume stewards to meet their reporting obligation without having to go through the detailed data gathering and weighing of their packaging and paper. Stewards simply answer a few questions to determine whether they meet the low-volume criteria.
Low-volume stewards can choose to pay the fee with no requirement to produce a detailed annual report, or they can provide a detailed report of the amount of packaging and paper supplied and pay stewardship fees in accordance with MMSW’s fee schedule.
Exempt and Low-Volume Stewards
Businesses supplying less than 1,000 kg of packaging and paper continue to be exempt from registration and reporting requirements. Exemptions also continue for businesses with less than $2 million in revenue or that operate a single retail point.
For 2018 reporting, the following fees are available to low-volume stewards:
- A fee of $220 for businesses that supply between 1,000 and 2,500 kg.
- A fee of $460 for businesses that supply between 2,500 and 5,000 kg.
Stewards who believe they qualify for one of the low-volume categories should confirm with the Assessment Tool and then proceed to the WeRecycle portal, register if necessary and follow the reporting guidelines for low-volume stewards. Stewards should review MMSW Terms and Conditions before registering or reporting.
Businesses that supply more than 5,000 kg are required to submit detailed annual reports.