Invitation to Attend an Information Meeting on MMSW's New Membership Agreement 

Multi Material Stewardship Western (MMSW) invites you to attend an information session on May 13th, 10am - 11:30 am (SK time) and 12:00pm - 1:30 pm (ET) to review the MMSW Membership Agreement (MA). As a business that supplies packaging and/or paper to residents in Saskatchewan, you are invited to formalize your relationship with MMSW by signing a Membership Agreement.

In order to fully understand the agreement, we encourage you to attend this webinar when we will review the terms and conditions of the Membership Agreement and the intent behind key clauses contained in it.  This webinar is designed to ensure that stewards have a full understanding of the agreement.

What's it all about?


In February 2013, the Saskatchewan government introduced the Household Packaging and Paper Stewardship Program Regulations that shares the costs associated with the collection and recycling of waste packaging and paper among the businesses that sell or distribute packaged goods or paper with municipalities. Business will assume the responsibility for financing up to 75 per cent of municipal recycling programs for residential waste packaging and paper beginning January 1, 2015.  


Who is Multi Material Stewardship Western?


MMSW is a not-for-profit organization authorized by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment to help finance a recycling stewardship program on behalf of businesses to collect waste packaging and paper from Saskatchewan residents for recycling.  If your business is obligated under the Regulation, we invite you to register with MMSW now by visiting:

Why do we have to sign a Membership Agreement?


After registering with MMSW, you will be asked to sign a Membership Agreement formalizing your relationship with MMSW. 

MMSW members are required to sign an MA with MMSW because MMSW will fulfil the requirements of the
Saskatchewan Household Packaging & Paper Stewardship Program Regulation on behalf of its members. MMSW therefore needs a commitment that members will report their material data and pay the required fees for the management of those materials.  We encourage you to review the Agreement in advance of the webinar and share it with the person authorized to sign agreements on behalf of your company.

The Membership Agreement has five main objectives:

  • To set out MMSW's obligation to perform its duties as your stewardship agent and fulfill your obligations under the Saskatchewan Household Packaging & Paper Stewardship Program Regulation;
  • To make clear our joint reporting and disclosure obligations;
  • To provide an explanation of how MMSW will compute fees;
  • To outline payment terms and conditions;
  • To detail the terms and conditions for contract termination.
When will a copy of the Membership Agreement be available?
Please visit during the week of April 28th to view the Agreement. We will send you an email notification as soon as it is posted. 

What's next?

  • To register for the Membership Agreement Webinar on May 13th click here.        
  • Voluntary Stewards must sign the Membership Agreement by June 1st and report their material data by June 30th.
  • Businesses resident in Saskatchewan must sign the Membership Agreement and report their material data by June 30th.
  • Program Implementation is January 1, 2015.

How does this Apply to my Business?


If your business has a permanent establishment in Saskatchewan and you are a brand owner, franchisor or first importer of packaged goods and/or paper sold to Saskatchewan householders then you are likely an obligated business under the Regulation.

If your business is located outside of Saskatchewan but supplies packaged goods and/or paper to Saskatchewan householders, you can take responsibility for your packaging and/or paper by electing to be a voluntary steward.

As an obligated business you are invited to join MMSW by visiting or by calling Steward Services at 1-888-980-9549.



Businesses Affected by the Recycling Regulation

  • Food manufacturers
  • Retailers of consumer packaged goods (e.g., food, cosmetics, electronics, toys etc.)
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Quick Service Restaurants
  • Newspaper Publishers
  • Magazine Publishers
  • Paper Manufacturers
  • And more...


Please contact Multi-Material Stewardship Western with any questions to concerns at: or 1-888-980-9549