Producers are members of the Designated Management Organization (DMO), who manages this responsibility on their behalf through value chain partner agreements to make the system work.

Éco Entreprises Québec submitted is designated DMO since October 24, 2022!

Producers: at the heart of the system to recycle 100% of materials collected in Quebec

Schéma système circulaireLet’s transition to an integrated vision of recovery and recycling! Through extended producer responsibility (EPR), producers are at the heart of the curbside recycling system and have full responsibility on the containers, packaging and printed matter they put on the market, from design to recycling.

Producers will be given full control over the system and its management

Who are the Producers?
Any company or organization marketing containers, packaging and printed matter in Quebec, and including transactional websites based outside Quebec but serving the province.

Producers individuals obligations

Producers must be :

  1. Be a member of the PRO;
  2. Report containers, packaging and printed matter put on the market in order to allow ecodesign;
  3. Pay contributions required to finance the system;
  4. Provide documents and information requested by the PRO to enable it to fulfill responsibilities and regulatory requirements.

While find the necessary means to:

  1. Use eco-designed materials
  2. Choose materials that favour recyclabilit
  3. Integrate recycled content in their materials

See our capsule to find out how to become a member and learn all about the changes in the reporting process.

Producers who market containers not under deposit, packaging and printed matter are responsible for overseeing and supporting the manageent of their materials in Quebec.

Collective obligations managed by ÉEQ

  • Develop, implement and financially support a single modernized system for curbside recycling, in collaboration with other producers.
  • Entrust most of their responsibilities to a producer responsibility organization (PRO) designated by RECYC-QUÉBEC to represent them and act on their behalf. Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) has been designated by RECYC-QUÉBEC.


Under the DMO leadership, producers will need to:

  • Ensure the recovery and recycling of their materials
  • Reach the recovery, recycling and local recycling objectives under the regulation
  • Produce accountability reports using uantity and quality indicators
  • Ensure a complete traceability of materials
  • Foster local market development with a view to build a circular economy

Transition from the compensation plan to EPR: changes that carry over into the relationship between ÉEQ and you

Next steps and producers’implication

  1. Become Members
  2. Read through the short contract, general terms and conditions and related policies

From the 2023 Tariff publication

  1. Fill out the membership form online*
  2. From 2023 Tariff publication
    1. Join the DMO into your declaration
    2. Report materials marketed in the 2022 calendar year on your 2023 declaration
    3. Pay the Tariff 2023 contribution and the special producers financial contribution (payable in January 2024)

* Adhere to the DMO with the Tariff 2023 declaration or contact Business Services to obtain the form, only available upon request.

Why the need for a contract?

Formalization of our responsibilities and commitments

ÉEQ’s board of directors has approved orientations regarding mutual commitments, as well as the preferred contractual structure. The value proposition and commitments form the basis of our contractual relationship, which will also be supported by policies.>

EQ commits to the following:

  • To manage all materials in the system or, failing which, to guide its members in order to eco-design those materials (“No material left behind”);
  • Provide its members with guidance in the interest of continuous improvement through transparency and access to information: all results of individual guidance approaches or pilot projects are communicated to help ÉEQ members further their process;
  • Deploye the necessary efforts to bring its raison d’être and the transition to the circular economy alive, in particular through ecomodulation;
  • A desire to optimize our operations through partnerships with other EPR organizations. Increased collaboration in international initiatives.

Members’ commitments towards ÉEQ:

  • Comply with the contract, ÉEQ’s general bylaws, general conditions and policies;  
  • File their report via ÉEQ’s portal according to the conditions and deadlines set forth in the Policy;
  • At all times, provide and maintain accurate and complete information regarding its member profile on the ÉEQ portal and at the time of reporting;
  • Pay applicable contributions and taxes to finance the system according to Policy provisions of the Contributions policy;
  • Support ÉEQ in its efforts to aim for proactive continuous improvement of practices to promote eco-design, recyclability, circular economy and maximize environmental benefits.

Special producer financial participation (PFP)

Terms and rates of the 2023 and 2024 special PFP

In the context of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for curbside recycling, the special Producer Financial Participation (PFP) is an amount that will be used to meet the requirements of the regulation. In particular, it will be used to finance costs associated with the agreements with municipal organizations that will be progressively transitioning to EPR in 2024, to set up a reserve fund and to finance expenses related to ÉEQ’s new role as the DMO (or PRO) for curbside recycling.

The special PFPs will be based on the quantities reported for the 2023 and 2024 Schedules of contributions (SoC). The special PFP for the 2023 SoC will apply to materials that will not be covered by the extended deposit-refund system, with the exception of gable-top and aseptic containers, which will be transferred to the deposit-refund system at a later date. Given that the Quebec government is considering changes to the date on which the extended deposit-refund system will come into effect, it should be noted that if these containers do not transit until 2025, a special PFP for the year 2024 will have to be applied to them next year, since they will still be using the curbside recycling system during the year 2024. Details of the 2024 PFP will be communicated to you in the fall, following the Quebec government’s decision on the deposit-refund system.

From the 2023 SoC onwards, and until the extended deposit-refund system is fully deployed, containers covered by this extension will have to be reported separately in the reporting portal. These are “ready-to-drink” beverage containers from 100 ml to 2 l.

There will be a specific special PFP rate per material. The 2023 special PFP rates have been established based on our current three-factor fee structure formula to meet the eco-modulation requirements of the new regulations. The 2023 special PFP rates by material represent a proportion of approximately 25.8% when compared with the rates of the compensation plan.

The first special PFP will be generated following submission of the 2023 report, but will be payable on January 31, 2024, to allow producers to budget for it next year. The second special PFP will be generated with the 2024 report, and is due in the fall of 2024. Taxes (GST and QST) will be applicable on PFPs, as they qualify as consideration for a taxable supply of recycling services.

To ensure fairness, the flat fee grid for small producers (SP) will also include a special PFP rate, however, payment of the 2023 special PFP will be deferred to the 2024 report in order to cumulate the 2 special PFPs. The 2023 special PFP for SPs represents a proportion of approximately 20% when compared with the flat fees of the compensation plan. A note to this effect will appear in the reporting portal so that PPs can prepare for the special PFP for the years 2023 and 2024.

Special PFP by material

  2023 Special PFP 2024 Special PFP
  MATERIALS PFP (cents/kg) 
Newsprint inserts and circulars 5,673  0,963
Catalogues and publications 7,112  1,396
Telephone books 7,112  1,396
Other printed matter 7,112  1,396
Paper for general use 7,112  1,396
Magazines 7,112  1,396
Corrugated cardboard 6,397  1,293
Kraft paper bags 6,397  1,293
Kraft paper packaging 6,397  1,293
Boxboard and other paper packaging 8,029  1,784
Gable-top containers 9,021  1,746
Paper laminants 10,855  1,881
Aseptic containers 10,24  2,063
Cork and wood containers and packaging 12,55  3,166
Fibres émergentes N/A 1,784
Plastic laminants 17,107  4,145
HDPE bottles 6,193  1,239
HDPE bottles 11,177  2,196
HDPE and LDPE films 17,802  4,818
HDPE and LDPE plastic shopping bags 17,802  4,818
PET containers 11,177  2,196
Non expanded Polystyrene 29,694  7,940
Polylactic acid (PLA) and other degradable plastics 29,694  7,940
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) 29,694  7,940
Expanded Polystyrene – food packaging 29,694  7,940
Expanded Polystyrene – cushioning packaging 29,694  7,940
Polypropylène (PP) 10,275  2,147
Other plastics, polymers and polyurethane 11,695  3,156
Other steel containers 6,059  1,342
Steel aerosol containers 6,059  1,342
Food and beverages aluminum containers 6,752  1,805
Other aluminum packaging 6,752  1,805
Aluminium aerosol containers N/A 1,805
Clear glass 6,653  1,173
Coloured glass 6,762  1,356
Ceramic 11,556  2,847
Aseptic containers soon to be redeemable 10,240 -4,721
Gable-top containers soon to be redeemable 9,021 -4,751
Cork and wood soon to be redeemable N/A 7,595
Plastic laminants soon to be redeemable N/A 10,171
PET bottles soon to be redeemable N/A 6,671
HDPE (all bottles or < 5 L format) soon to be redeemable N/A 3,323
Other plastics soon to be redeemable N/A 8,271
AOther steel containers soon to be redeemable N/A 3,229
Clear glass soon to be redeemable N/A 3,377
Coloured glass soon to be redeemable N/A 3,764
Ceramic and porcelain soon to be redeemable N/A 6,881

Special PFP for flat fees

2023 Special PFP for SPs
Eligibility criteria  2023 Special  PFP*   2024 Special  PFP*  
> 1 tm and < 2,5 tm 180 $  60 $
> 2,5 tm and < 5 tm 355 $ 125 $
> 5 tm and < 10 tm 710 $  280 $
> 10 tm and < 15 tm 1 065 $  395 $
1 M$ and 2 M$ 1 065 $  N/A

*Will be invoiced in 2024