Schedule of Contributions: Establishing whether you are subject to the Act and understanding the extent of your obligations

The Schedule of Contributions is a legal document that provides a framework for companies. It outlines information for organizations to determine whether they are subject to the Act, understand their obligations and consult the rates that apply for each material.

The Schedule of Contributions is developed annually from a formula based on verifiable studies and data and accounts for environmental criteria. Strictly regulated, each Schedule of Contributions is presented to companies at a consultation and must then be approved by various levels of government in order to comply with the Act.

Financing in brief: from the development of the Schedule of Contributions to the allocation of the contributions to municipalities

Rate tables

The Schedule of Contributions establishes the rates: the amounts that organizations must pay for every kilogram of marketed material. The rates vary from one material to the next. The total amount owed by an organization will therefore also vary according to the types of materials used and the quantities of materials generated.

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2017 Schedule of Contributions
Sub-category of materials 2017 (¢/kg)
Reference year for quantities generated 2016
Newsprint inserts and circulars 18.511
Catalogues and publications 25.674
Magazines 25.674
Telephone books 25.674
Paper for general use 25.674
Other printed matter 25.674
Total - Printed Matter 20.694
Corrugated cardboard 19.061
Kraft paper shopping bags 19.061
Kraft wrapping paper 19.061
Boxboard and other paper packaging 20.693
Gable-top containers 20.919
Paper laminants 28.958
Aseptic containers 23.784
Total Paperboard 20.860
Clear glass 18.838
Coloured glass 18.916
Total - Glass 18.884
Aerosol containers 16.020
Other steel containers 16.020
Total - Steel (Metal) 16.020
Aluminium containers for food and beverages 14.564
Other aluminium containers and packaging 14.564
Other aluminium containers and packaging 14.564
PET bottles 27.694
HDPE bottles 16.201
Plastic laminants 49.790
HDPE and LDPE film 49.790
HDPE, LDPE shopping bags and others 49.790
Expanded polystyrene – food packaging 70.825
Expanded polystyrene – cushioning packaging 70.825
Non-expanded polystyrene 70.825
PET containers 27.694
PVC, polylactic acid (PLA) and other degradable plastics 70.825
Other plastics, polymers and polyurethane 31.644
Total - Plastics 37.202
TOTAL 23.739

Overview, new features and highlights of the 2017 Schedule of Contributions

  • Review of the exemption criterion for the point of sale
  • Removing of PVC from the "Other plastics" category (it must now be reported under the "PLA and other degradable plastics" category)
  • Modification of precision questions in ECO-D in order to follow new trends
  • Simplification of the membership process in ECO-D
  • New materials guide

To consult the news and highlights released with earlier Schedules of Contributions, go to the Documents section.