JANUARY 6, 2016
Publication of the Regulation respecting the compensation plan


The draft Regulation amending the Regulation respecting the compensation plan, which was filed in November and has been the subject of representations by ÉEQ and numerous industry associations, was published on December 30, 2015 by the Government of Quebec.

ÉEQ wishes to inform you of this publication; no action on your part is required at this time, however, since a number of steps remain before the 2015–2016 Schedule of Contributions is adopted by the Board of Directors and approved by the government.

The highlights of the Regulation are as follows:

Unchanged since the draft Regulation presented in November:

  • Proportion of non-designated materials set at 6.6% following classification at sorting centres. This 6.6% deduction on compensation paid to municipalities becomes recurrent as of 2015.
  • Allocation of eligible costs between the three classes of materials covered by the regime, as follows: 71.9% for containers and packaging, 19.4% for printed matter and 8.7% for newspapers, following the update of the activity-based costing model jointly financed by ÉEQ and RECYC-QUÉBEC.

Changed since the draft Regulation presented in November:

ÉEQ’s Schedule of Contributions presented to RECYC-QUÉBEC, now spread out quarterly over 18 months. This change stems from ÉEQ’s recommended approach to prevent contribution payment overlap by companies. ÉEQ will have to amend the rules of the 2015–2016 Schedules of Contributions accordingly.

Here is an example of a contribution payment schedule that would apply if the 2015–2016 Schedule of Contributions is published before May 31, 2016:

The Order respecting the Regulation can be found on ÉEQ’s website.

Next steps

In the coming weeks, the ÉEQ Board of Directors will receive the consultation report on the 2015–2016 Schedules of Contributions and decide upon their adoption. Once it has been adopted by the Board of Directors, it will be sent to RECYC-QUÉBEC for recommendation to the Government of Quebec. It can then be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec, at which time it formally enters into force. We will keep you informed of the next steps.

Thank you once again for your comments at the latest consultation meetings.

Please feel free to address any questions you may have to Company Services.

Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is the organization that develops the Schedule of Contributions and collects company contributions, which are then redistributed to finance municipal curbside recycling services in Quebec. ÉEQ also encourages innovation and best practices in order to optimize the recyclable materials value chain. To do so, ÉEQ cooperates, on the one hand, with companies to reduce quantities of materials at the source and encourage the use of recyclable materials, as well as with municipalities and other stakeholders to increase recycling and the economic value of recovered materials.

ÉEQ is a private non-profit organization created by companies that put containers, packaging and printed matter on Quebec’s market to represent them. The organization was accredited by RECYC-QUÉBEC in 2005 in accordance with the Environment Quality Act.
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