Compensation Plan Compensation due to Municipalities ÉEQ is required to compensate 100% of the efficient and effective eligible net costs of municipal curbside recycling services for materials in the “containers and packaging” and “printed matter” classes. In Quebec, approximately 560 municipalities and municipal organizations receive an annual compensation for the curbside recycling services they provide. RECYC-QUÉBEC is the government agency responsible for turning over the compensation to municipalities in accordance with the Regulation respecting compensation for municipal services provided to recover and reclaim residual materials. Over the past 10 years, contributing companies paid municipalities almost $1 billion in compensation. It is therefore imperative for ÉEQ to get involved in optimization at every step of the value chain.