Recycling in Alberta

Alberta’s transition to Extended Producer Responsibility starts on April 1, 2025. Circular Materials is representing brand owners obligated by the Extended Producer Responsibility Regulation under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

Transition to EPR: MSA and SoW

Below are the term sheets and related resources that summarize the proposed terms and conditions of the Master Services Agreement (MSA) and Statement of Works (SoWs) for communities wishing to opt-in and continue managing curbside and depot recycling services: 


  • July 10, 2024: Deadline to provide comments on the term sheets.
  • August 1, 2024: Deadline to confirm operation model: opt-in or opt-out.
  • October 31, 2024: Deadline for community opt-in agreement approval
  • November 30, 2024: Deadline to finalize opt-in community contracts.
  • April 1, 2025: Launch phase 1.

Transition Models for Collection Services

To ensure a seamless transition in Alberta, Circular Materials is working with registered communities to transition their collection services to EPR via two different models:

  • If a community opts-in, they continue to manage their current recycling collection contract through a service agreement with Circular Materials.
  • If a community opts-out, Circular Materials will contract with the incumbent or an alternative collection Service Provider directly.


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Join our Municipal Working Group

To support ongoing collaboration with municipalities, we have established a Municipal Working Group as a forum to share feedback, raise questions and directly engage with our team. 

Register for the meeting series here

You only need to register once to attend all the Municipal Working Group meetings. Once registered, you will be sent a confirmation email from Zoom and can add all the meeting dates to your calendar.

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