B.C. Product Stewardship Programs Summary

Updated as of August 2014

 Product Category

Product Details

 Administration

Program Status

Product Stewardship Plan

Consultation Status

Antifreeze and Oil

Antifreeze, used lubricating oil, filters and containers

 BC Used Oil
Management
Association
(BCUOMA)
Ongoing since 1992 (oil) and 2011 (antifreeze) 2011 Plan revised Feb 2011

Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review in 2016
Batteries Dry cell batteries under 5kg (rechargeable and non-rechargeable)
and cell/mobile phones
 Call2Recycle  Ongoing since 2010

2010 Plan complete - approved March 2010

Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review in 2015

Batteries -
Lead Acid

All lead-acid batteries Canadian Battery Association (CBA) Ongoing (industry-led) since 2011

2011 Plan complete - approved August 2011

Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review in 2016

 Beverage Containers  Non-Alcohol - soft drinks, juice, water and sports drinks
Alcohol - wine, spirits, import beers/ coolers sold in non-refillable containers
Encorp Pacific (Canada) Ongoing (industry-led) since 1994

2006 Plan complete - approved November 2007 (including amendments)

Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review 2012

Consultation period complete

 
Beverage Containers
 
 Beer cans, standard brown beer bottles and certain clear refillable beer bottles

Brewers Distributor Ltd. (BDL)

Ongoing since 1997

2009 Plan complete - approved November 2009

Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review in 2014

Cell Phones

 Cell phones, smart phones, wireless PDAs, external aircards, pagers and accessories (chargers etc.)   Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
(CWTA)
Ongoing since 2009

2009 Plan complete - approved October 2009

Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review in 2014
Electronics Portable and non-portable electronics - see here for a full list of products accepted  Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) Ongoing since 2007 (Phase 1), 2010 (Phase 2) and 2012 (Phase 5)

2012 Plan complete - approved April 2012

Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review in 2017
Lamps and Fixtures All residential-use lamps and fixtures - see here for a full list of products accepted ReGeneration

Ongoing since 2010 (CFL, fluorescent tubes), July 2012 (all lamps) and Oct 2012 all commercial lamps and ballasts

2012 Plan complete - approved April 2012

Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review in 2017
Large Appliances Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing appliances used in residential, commercial and industrial applications Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI)

Program status unknown

2012-2016 Draft Plan complete

Available here

Consultation period complete
Large Appliances
Major appliances designed for use in homes including refrigeration, laundry and cooking appliances Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable (MARR) Ongoing since August 2012 2012 Plan complete - approved June 2012

Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review in 2017
Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) Lawn tractor, and hand-held, walk behind and free-standing OPE - see here for a full list of products accepted Outdoor Power Equipment Institute of Canada (OPEIC) Ongoing since July 2012 2012 Plan complete - approved April 2012

Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review in 2017
Packaging and Printed Paper Residential packaging and printed paper with text or graphics (news papers, flyers etc. with the exception of bound books) Multi-Materials BC Added to the Recycling Regulation in May 2011 Industry is required to submit a draft plan to the Ministry by
November 2012
Consultation period complete
Paint, Flammable Liquids, Solvents, Pesticides, Gasoline See here for a full list of products accepted ReGeneration Ongoing since 1994 (paint), 1997 (flammables) and 1998 (aerosols) 2012-2016 Draft Plan complete Consultation period complete
Pharmaceuticals Prescription drugs, non-prescription medicine, mineral and vitamin supplements, throat lozenges Health Products Stewardship Association Ongoing since 1997 2006 Plan complete – approved March 2007

Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review in 2012

Consultation period complete

Small Appliances and Electrical Power Tools Portable electrical appliances and power tools designed for use in homes - see here for a full list of products accepted Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association (CESA) Ongoing since 2011 (small appliances) and July 2012 (electrical tools) 2011 Plan: Part 1 complete
Available here

2012 Plan - Part 2 complete
Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review in 2017

Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Commercial and residential smoke and carbon monoxide alarms ReGeneration Ongoing since 2011 2011 Plan complete - approved August 2011

Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review in 2016
Smoke Alarms Commercial and residential smoke and carbon monoxide alarms First Alert Canada Ongoing since 2011 2011 Plan complete

Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review in 2016
Thermostats Electromechanical (mercury containing) and electronic thermostats Summerhill Impact Ongoing since 2010 2009 Plan complete – approved February 2010

Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review in 2015
Tires - Automobile See here for a full list of products accepted Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) Ongoing (industry-led) since 2007 2012-2016 Draft Plan complete

Available here

Consultation period complete
Toys Electronic or electrical toys - see here full list of products accepted Encorp Pacific (Canada) Ongoing since August 2012 2012 Plan complete - approved April 2012

Available here

Product Stewardship Plan up for review in 2017
 
Voluntary Stewardship Programs
Beverage Containers - Milk Empty milk, cream, and milk substitute (soy, rice, almond, hemp) beverage containers. Multi-Material BC
Changed from Encorp Pacific program in 2014
Voluntary program in partnership with British Columbia Dairy Council

Status reports available here

Voluntary program, none scheduled
Tires - Bicycle All types of bike tires and tubes, with the exception of tubular tires Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) Ongoing since 2011 Voluntary program in partnership with the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada Voluntary program, none scheduled