REGINA — A recycling program for large businesses is to begin across Saskatchewan on Jan. 1.
Businesses that generate less than $2 million dollars in gross annual revenue, less than one tonne of paper per year, or operate as a single point of retail are permanently exempt from participating.
Businesses with annual revenue between $2 and $5 million, as well as for all newspapers, have a transition period exemption until January 1, 2017.
The recycling program is cost-shared between businesses and municipalities and recycles paper, newsprint, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass packaging.
It will be managed by Multi-Material Stewardship Western, which will collect fees based on the size of each business and the amount of recycling and will reimburse municipalities for collection of waste paper and packaging.
CJME, The Canadian Press