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Materials subject to a fee

*New – 2018 Schedule of Contributions*

Broadening of the classes of materials subject to a fee

In an effort to broaden materials subject to a fee in order to include more materials covered by the net costs paid to municipalities, short-life containers and packaging sold as products and printed matter sold as products (CP&PM products) must be reported.

CP&PM products may be grouped into different classes. The classes are not limited: they are only provided to facilitate the identification of the CP&PM products included in the broadening. Click here for examples.

Designated materials classes and examples

Printed matter
  • Newsprint inserts and circulars
  • Catalogues and publications
  • Magazines
  • Telephone books
  • Paper for general use
  • Other printed matter
Containers and packaging
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Kraft paper shopping bags
  • Kraft paper packaging
  • Cardboard and other paper packaging
  • Gable-top containers
  • Laminated paper
  • Aseptic containers
  • PET bottles
  • HDPE bottles
  • Plastic laminates
  • HDPE and LDPE plastic film
  • HDPE, LDPE film shopping bags
  • Expanded polystyrene-food
  • Expanded polystyrene
  • cushioning packaging
  • Non-expanded polystyrene
  • PET containers
  • PVC
  • PLA and other degradable plastics
  • Other plastics, polymers and polyurethane
  • Aluminum containers for food and beverages
  • Other aluminum containers and packaging
  • Steel aerosol containers
  • Other steel containers
  • Clear glass
  • Coloured glass

Important note

Remember to include the materials generated by your indirect salesIndirect sales are all products shipped to a distribution centre located outside Québec (e.g. Ontario) that are then reshipped to Québec to be sold by retailers in stores located in Québec. .

Read our materials guide for further details.

Click here for examples of products per activity sector.

Useful links

A few links that will help you in the reporting process: 

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