Financing Curbside Recycling in ​​Quebec: Éco Entreprises Québec implements a new ecomodulation measure to the fee structure for producers​

Montreal, June 20, 2024 – With the publication of Éco Entreprise Québec’s (ÉEQ) 2024 Schedule of Contributions for producers of containers, packaging and printed matter in yesterday’s issue of the Gazette officielle du Québec, a new ecomodulation measure has come into effect for the fee structure managed by this producer responsibility organization. 

Among new measures for 2024, a malus (penalty) amounting to 20% of the rate has been added to producer invoices for containers and packaging made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride, plastic no. 3) and those made of PLA (polylactic acid, found in plastics no. 7) and other degradable plastics. 


  1. The 2024 Schedule of Contributions was published in the Gazette officielle du Québec this June 19, 
  2. The total of sums paid by producers to finance curbside recycling in Quebec should reach approximately $248M for the 2024 Schedule of Contributions.
  3. The fee structure for producers who market containers, packaging and printed matter is developed each year using a formula that is based on both verifiable studies and data, while also taking environmental criteria into account. Framed by strict regulations, each Schedule of Contributions is submitted to companies for consultation before going through an approval process with government authorities in accordance with the law. 
  4. Following last year’s special financial participation, producers will have to pay a second special financial participation in relation to the quantities reported under the 2024 Schedule of Contributions, payable next October 31.
  5. Costs incurred by producers are likely to increase significantly within the next two years as the two systems overlap. Retroactive contributions to the Compensation Plan will end in 2026, while real-time costs needed for the modernized curbside recycling system – under the extended producer responsibility (EPR) – have been applied since January 2024.
  6. Incidentally, updates were made to the 2024 Schedule.  Click here to learn more
  7. The yearly reporting period lasts sixty (60) days. Targeted companies have until next August 19 to submit their report through ÉEQ’s portal regarding the containers, packaging and printed matter they have marketed in Quebec in 2023.

About Éco Entreprises Québec

Since 2005, Éco Entreprises Québec, a private, non-profit organization, has been representing producers who market packaging, containers and printed matter in their responsibility to finance curbside recycling. Appointed as a producer responsibility organization (PRO) in 2022, ÉEQ is in charge of managing curbside recycling in Québec from a sustainable development perspective.

As the leader in extended producer responsibility (EPR), ÉEQ develops, manages and advises its producer members on circular economy solutions to reduce their environmental footprint. To achieve this, ÉEQ places ecodesign, recyclability and traceability at the heart of its actions with its partners. ÉEQ will continue to fulfill its role as a PRO during the transition from the compensation plan to EPR curbside recycling.

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Marie-Claude Rivet
Manager, Strategy and Public Affairs
514 987-1491, 237