Last October 24th, Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) became the Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) responsible of developing, implementing, and financially supporting the modernization of curbside recycling in the name of producers.
This change, governed by the Regulation respecting a system of selective collection of certain residual materials aims to increase the circularity of recyclable materials. Quebec is quickly becoming one of the most internationally ambitious jurisdictions when it comes to the local recycling of materials while also implementing criteria for traceability and accountability to this effect. By overseeing the achievement of the required material recycling rates, ÉEQ is required to ensure a market for every type of material with a balance between the quality of materials produced and the needs of conditioners and recyclers.
What are the objectives of this call for interest?
- Identify the names and contact details of organizations in Quebec and surrounding areas who wish to express their interest in conditioning and recycling curbside recycling materials (containers, packaging, and printed materials) under the responsibility of ÉEQ.
- Obtain the required information for ÉEQ to evaluate current and expected conditioning and recycling thresholds for curbside recycling materials.
To whom the call for interest concerns?
Conditioners, recyclers, carriers of conditioning or recycling technologies and any physical or legal entity capable of bringing existing or future solutions for the conditioning or recycling of curbside recycling materials (containers, packaging, and printed materials) under the responsibility of ÉEQ. The call for interest is not open to brokers, market intermediaries or to transporters.
Why to express your interest?
This call for interest serves as the first step for an upcoming qualification process, if necessary, or a call for tenders, to build commercial relationships with ÉEQ.
With the full entry into force of the modernization of curbside recycling starting January 1st, 2025, ÉEQ will have full responsibility over the curbside recycling system. EEQ intends to put in place the appropriate measures to become the owner of these materials from collection to sorting and shall oversee the management of the materials across the entire value chain, up until their recycling.
How to express your interest?
Consult the document Call for expression of interest for the conditioning and recycling of curbside recycling materials for additional information and to find out the terms to express your interest to ÉEQ.