Who pays for curbside recycling in Québec?

Like most people, you might think it’s our municipal taxes. Not true. It’s not your taxes, but 3,000 companies that market products in Québec using packaging and printed material. Starting in 2005, these companies have financially contributed to the curbside recycling system, to the tune of a billion dollars! Impressive, right?

Contributing companies come from various sectors and may be small, medium-sized or large corporations. They could be companies employing a handful of employees… or a staff of thousands.

In total, we estimate that contributing companies collectively generate revenue of almost 110 billion dollars annually in Québec. Here is a breakdown by major business sector of companies that make this service available to our communities:

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Last update : March-15-16

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