The Government of New Brunswick amended the Designated Materials Regulation under the Clean Environment Act to establish an extended producer responsibility program for packaging and paper products in New Brunswick.
In May 2023, Circular Materials’ New Brunswick Stewardship Plan for Packaging and Paper was approved by Recycle NB.
On November 1, 2023, Circular Materials, the producer responsibility organization in New Brunswick, launched the New Brunswick transition to EPR.
The transition to the new system will be complete by 2027.
The New Brunswick 2024 budget and fee schedule were published in the Report to Producers distributed in October 2023. The budget and fee rates represent the net system costs to collect, transfer, process and market our producers’ material in New Brunswick’s recycling system.
Invoices distributed in January 2024 reflect the fee schedule and each producer’s material supply quantities reported in 2023 based on 2022 sales data.
2023 New Brunswick fee rates for two months of operation (November and December 2023) for approximately half the province’s communities are available here.
Our priority remains to deliver value to producers through prudent fiscal management, competitive procurement, operational efficiencies and economies of scale achieved through our national service delivery model.
A company is not obligated in the following circumstances:
- The producer generates less than two million dollars in gross annual revenue in New Brunswick;
- The producer manufactures, distributes, sells or offers for sale less than one tonne of packaging and paper annually in New Brunswick; or
- The producer is a charitable organization registered under the Income Tax Act (Canada).