MMSW & Small Businesses

Exempt and Low-Volume Stewards

Businesses supplying less than 1,000 kg of packaging and paper are 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.

Businesses supplying between 1,000 and 5,000 kg of material annually have the option of filing a simplified report and paying a flat fee. This relieves eligible low-volume stewards of the administrative burden of calculating the weights of packaging and paper supplied to residents of Saskatchewan, then filing a detailed report and paying stewardship fees in accordance with MMSW’s material fee rate schedule.

Low-Volume Reporting

The Online Assessment Tool can help businesses determine their low-volume reporting eligibility by answering a few questions to determine whether they meet the low-volume criteria.

Go to Online Assessment Tool

For 2021, the following fees are available to low-volume stewards

  • A fee of $440 for businesses that supply between 1,000 and 2,500 kg.
  • A fee of $920 for businesses that supply between 2,500 and 5,000 kg.

Stewards who believe they qualify for one of the low-volume categories should consult the Assessment Tool and engage with National Steward Services before filing a report in the WeRecycle portal. Stewards should also review the MMSW Terms and Conditions before registering or reporting.

Businesses that supply more than 5,000 kg are required to submit detailed annual reports.

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