Information Sessions

Multi-Materials Stewardship Western offers its stewards information sessions to keep them up to date in service agreement changes as well as helping them understand changes to their reporting obligations.

November 9, 2015 - Webinar on MMSW Services Agreement

MMSW Services Agreement – Join us for a Webinar to Review the Agreement  

MMSW will be hosting an hour long webinar on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 11am local time for municipalities, First Nations, Regional Waste Authorities and sub-contracted service providers to explain the Services Agreement in more detail, and answer any questions you may have.

The webinar will cover:

  • Background on MMSW program
  • The purpose of the Services Agreement
  • The main contents of the agreement
  • Policies and procedures
Register for Webinar

To receive payments for collection of residential WPP starting January 1, 2016, your Services Agreement must be received by MMSW by December 31, 2015.  Those that miss the December 31 deadline will not be eligible for payments that come into effect in January.  However, any Agreement MMSW receives after December 31, 2015 will be eligible for payments beginning on the first day of the following month the Agreement was received prorated for the applicable quarterly payment by MMSW.

For more information, please email: 

May 13, 2014 - Webinar on MMSW's New Membership Agreement

On May 13th, 2014, Multi Material Stewardship Western (MMSW) held an information session to review the MMSW Membership Agreement (MA). Materials from webinar:

May 2, 2014 - Webinar on MMSW’s Funding Model, Reporting Frequency, and Appointing RWA as Municipal Designate

On May 2, MMSW held a webinar for collectors to provide updates on: –        How the funding model will work depending on which businesses join MMSW as stewards –        How the reporting and payment to municipalities and/or their designates will be structured –        How to appoint a Regional Waste Authority as a municipal designate Materials from webinar:

  • View the webinar
  • Presentation
  • Q&A

April 15, 2014 - Information Session on Saskatchewan's New Recycling Program for Collectors

Multi-Material Stewardship Western (MMSW) hosted an information session on April 15 for the collection service providers to introduce Multi-Material Stewardship Western’s (MMSW) plan for managing a recycling program for residential waste packaging and paper in Saskatchewan. Materials from webinar:

  • View the webinar
  • Presentation
  • Q&A

The information session covered the below topics:

  • An overview of the Saskatchewan Household Packaging & Paper Stewardship Program Regulation and how it impacts municipalities and First Nations in Saskatchewan
  • An overview of MMSW’s Waste Packaging and Paper Stewardship Plan
  • How MMSW will work with municipal and First Nations collectors of residential waste packaging and paper to implement and operate the new program
  • Next steps

March 20, 2014 - Webinar on Preparing Your 2014 Steward Reports

On March 20, 2014, there was a webinar to provide businesses participating in packaging and printed paper stewardship programs in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario with information to help in the preparation and submission of 2014 reports both nationally and for individual programs. Materials from webinar:

  • View the webinar
  • Presentation
  • Q&A

Topics covered during the webinar:

  • New reporting tools to assist you with reporting – including the Guidebook for Stewards and a user guide for the WeRecycle Reporting Portal; all designed to help simplify and streamline the reporting process
  • National material list for stewards that prefer to report against a single, harmonized list for multiple jurisdictions
  • Reporting tips for preparing your 2014 report
  • Voluntary steward registration deadlines
  • Membership Agreement for MMSW stewards
  • WeRecycle Reporting Portal update

If you have any questions, please email:   or call 1-888-980-9549.

March 18, 2014 - Information Session for MMSW Stewards

On March 18, 2014, MMSW held an information session for businesses to help them understand the Saskatchewan Household Packaging & Paper Stewardship Program Regulationand how they can participate in the program. Materials from webinar:

  • Archived Webcast
  • Slides
  • Q&A

The webinar covered the following topics:

  • The Saskatchewan Household Packaging & Paper Stewardship Program Regulation and what it means for Saskatchewan businesses
  • MMSW’s WPP Stewardship Plan
  • What businesses need to do, including signing a membership agreement to appoint MMSW to manage your waste packaging and paper
  • How and when you need to report on the amount of packaging and paper you supply into the residential waste stream
  • What materials are included in the program
  • How you pay your financial contributions

MMSW recently distributed an introductory note to businesses in Saskatchewan. You can read that note here, which contains some more information on the plan and how the financing of recycling services are changing in Saskatchewan. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

June 11, 2013 – Webinar: Multi-Material Stewardship Western Consultation Meeting

Materials from webinar:  

  • Archived Webcast
  • Slides – 1 slide per page
  • Slides – 6 slides per page
  • Workshop Questions and Answers Transcript (posted June 26, 2013)

Multi-Material Stewardship Western (MMSW) invited representatives from municipalities, stewards and stakeholders to participate in a consultation meeting and simultaneous webcast on Tuesday, June 11, where it presented the draft product management program. Those who will be most interested in the stewardship plan are:

  • municipalities that collect or want to collect household waste packaging and paper for recycling;
  • companies, called “stewards”, that supply products in packaging and paper to Saskatchewan residents; and
  • stakeholders who are interested in the recycling of waste packaging and paper in Saskatchewan.

MMSW is a not-for-profit agency established by industry to  managefor waste packaging and paper on behalf of companies that are obligated to meet the requirements of the Saskatchewan Household Packaging & Paper Stewardship Program Regulation. The draft plan sets out how MMSW proposes to meet the obligations of stewards under the Saskatchewan Household Packaging & Paper Stewardship Program Regulation –         Can we do it like this?