Municipalities, First Nations, and Regional Waste Authorities;

Multi-Material Stewardship Western (MMSW) has launched its product management program, under the Waste Packaging and Paper Stewardship Plan, effective January 1, 2016 and is inviting all remaining municipalities and First Nations (Local Governments) and Regional Waste Authorities that collect residential waste packaging and paper (WPP) to become a part of this program in Saskatchewan.

The MMSW program provides payments to Local Governments and Regional Waste Authorities for their residential cardboard, paper, tin, glass, and plastic recycling materials, and payments came into effect on January 1, 2016.

How to Join the MMSW Program
There is no cost to join our program. Local Governments or Regional Waste Authorities may join at any time, once they are providing access to WPP recycling services (curbside or depot collection programs) for their ratepayers.

To join the MMSW program, a Local Government or Regional Waste Authority should review the  Waste Packaging and Paper Stewardship Plan if not already familiar with the program, then you can request a copy of the MMSW Services Agreement by emailing You can view a sample of the   MMSW Services Agreement here.

If you are interested in receiving payment for your collection of residential WPP, your next step is to complete the Services Agreement, including Appendix 2 and 3, and submit to MMSW via fax or email. See the front page of the Services Agreement for this information.
An executed Agreement is a requirement to receive payment from MMSW for the collection and recycling of residential WPP.

If you belong to a Regional Waste Authority (RWA), please review the following information:
  • The RWA may execute the Services Agreement on your behalf
  • If the RWA is executing the Services Agreement on your behalf, the RWA must have written permission in the form of an email or letter from your Local Government
  • Each Local Government that is being represented needs to be listed and attached to the Services Agreement as Appendix 3
  • You can choose instead not to designate your Regional Waste Authority and can execute the Services Agreement with MMSW directly
  • Please discuss your options with your RWA
  • If you permit your RWA to execute the Services Agreement on your behalf, MMSW will change communications going forward to your RWA instead of to your Local Government
Dairy Containers
The recycling of milk containers will now be covered by the new provincial program for residential waste packaging and printed paper operated by Multi-Material Stewardship Western (MMSW).

SARCAN will no longer accept any milk containers to their depots effective July 1, 2016. Going forward, milk containers are to be recycled through municipal-run programs such as curb-side, blue bins, depot, drop off locations, etc. For questions about whether milk containers are currently included in your municipal recycling program, or if no recycling solution for milk containers exists in your community, contact your municipal government directly.

Should you have any questions for MMSW or require help completing the Services Agreement, please contact:

Kelly G. Goyer
Director, Field Services
Multi-Material Stewardship Western

Also, please feel free to reach out to your associations (SUMA, SARM or ARWMAS) for assistance. They have already met with MMSW to review the Services Agreement and are happy to work with you to answer questions and provide assistance.

Thank you. We are looking forward to you joining our program.
Allen Langdon
Managing Director, MMSW