Schedules of Contributions

Contribution Tables according to Material

What is the contribution rate per material?

If your company or organization is subject to the Act, you must submit a Company Report to ÉEQ to establish your contribution for a given year. The amount of the contribution is determined according to the rate applied to each category of materials (as indicated in the contribution table), multiplied by the quantity (in kilograms) of materials generated. See how to reduce the quantity of materials you generate or use more recyclable materials.

Consolidated Contribution Tables

2015 and 2016 Schedules of Contributions  
CLASS OF MATERIALS

SoC

SoC

Sub-category of materials 

2015
(¢/kg)

 2016 
(¢/kg)

Reference year for quantities generated 1 2014  2015
PRINTED MATTER  
Newsprint inserts and circulars 16.044 17.437
Catalogues and publications 23.286
25.299
Magazines 23.286 25.299
Telephone books 23.286 25.299
Paper for general use 23.286 25.299
Other printed matter 23.286 25.299
Total - Printed Matter 18.772
20.430
CONTAINERS AND PACKAGING  
Paperboard

   
Corrugated cardboard 18.593 19.246
Kraft paper shopping bags 18.593 19.246
Kraft wrapping paper 18.593 19.246
Boxboard and other paper packaging 19.527 20.739
Gable-top containers 19.528 21.187
Paper laminants 24.495 26.553
Aseptic containers 22.869 23.701
Total Paperboard 19.677 20.780
Glass    
Clear glass 14.567 18.378
Coloured glass 14.161 18.455
Total - Glass 14.322 18.425
Steel    
Aerosol containers 14.421  15.640
Other steel containers 14.421  15.640
Total - Steel (Metal) 14.421  15.640
Aluminium

   
Aluminium containers for food and beverages 12.746 12.962
Other aluminium containers and packaging 12.746 12.962
Total – Aluminium 12.746 12.962
Plastics

   
PET bottles   

26.235 28.031
HDPE bottles 15.965 16.365
Plastic laminants 47.142 48.882
HDPE and LDPE film 47.142 48.882
HDPE, LDPE shopping bags and others 47.142 48.882
Expanded polystyrene  – food packaging
75.026 78.976
Expanded polystyrene  – cushioning packaging 75.026 78.976
Non-expanded polystyrene 75.026 78.976
PET containers 26.235 28.031
Polylactic acid (PLA) and other degradable plastics
75.026 78.976
Other plastics, polymers and polyurethane 30.222 31.611
Total - Plastics 36.762 38.311
TOTAL - CONTAINERS AND PACKAGING 22.539  24.657
TOTAL – PRINTED MATTER 18.772  20.430
TOTAL 21.597  23.609

1 Note: Materials considered for calculating the contribution are those marketed in Quebec between January 1 and December 31 of the reference year.    

2012, 2013 and 2014 Schedules of Contributions
CLASS OF MATERIALS SoC SoC SoC
Sub-category of materials 2012 (¢/kg) 2013 (¢/kg) 2014 (¢/kg)
Reference year for quantities generated 1 2011 2012 2013
PRINTED MATTER
Newsprint inserts and circulars 21.886 14.618 15.101
Catalogues and publications 35.090 22.264 22.534
Magazines 35.090 22.264 22.534
Telephone books 35.090 22.264 22.534
Paper for general use 35.090 22.264 22.534
Other printed matter 35.090 22.264 22.534
Total - Printed Matter 28.170 17.402 18.372
CONTAINERS AND PACKAGING
Paperboard

     
Corrugated cardboard 19.993 24.990 26.470
Kraft paper shopping bags 19.993 24.990 26.470
Kraft wrapping paper 19.993 24.990 26.470
Boxboard and other paper packaging 15.922 16.140 16.938
Gable-top containers 28.300 15.552 16.925
Paper laminants 28.300 17.345 18.199
Aseptic containers 28.300 27.189 28.480
Total Paperboard 19.647 19.642 20.679
Glass
   
Clear glass 4.996 9.770 9.711
Coloured glass 4.434 9.498 9.441
Total - Glass 4.641 9.601 9.542
Steel      
Aerosol containers 12.596 10.844 11.487
Other steel containers 12.596 10.844 11.487
Total - Steel (Metal) 12.596 10.844 11.487
Aluminium

     
Aluminium containers for food and beverages 11.067 18.002 18.777
Other aluminium containers and packaging 11.067 18.002 18.777
Total – Aluminium 11.067 18.002 18.777
Plastics

     
PET bottles   

27.663 21.265 22.027
HDPE bottles 22.249 20.684 21.741
Plastic laminants 46.386 48.972 51.781
HDPE and LDPE film 46.386 48.972 51.781
HDPE, LDPE shopping bags and others 46.386 48.972 51.781
Expanded polystyrene 54.974 - -
Expanded polystyrene – food packaging
 - 66.534 68.133
Expanded polystyrene – cushioning packaging  - 66.534
68.133
Non-expanded polystyrene 54.974 66.534 68.133
PET containers 29.610 25.592 26.637
Polylactic acid (PLA) 54.974 66.534 68.133
Other plastics, polymers and polyurethane 29.610 25.592 26.637
Total - Plastics 36.401  36.511 38.046
TOTAL - CONTAINERS AND PACKAGING 19.391  20.611 21.267
TOTAL – PRINTED MATTER 28.170  17.402 18.372
TOTAL 21.402  19.863 20.456

1 Note: Materials considered for calculating the contribution are those marketed in Quebec between January 1 and December 31 of the reference year.

Credit for Post-Consumer Recycled Content

In the 2009 Schedule of Contributions, ÉEQ implemented an innovative fee process: a credit for companies that set themselves apart with the use of specific thresholds of recycled content in their printed matter. Companies appreciate this initiative, as their best practices are now specifically recognized in the Schedule of Contributions.

» Credit Request for Recycled Content Form

Interest and penalties

Unless you are a low-volume producer, contributions must be paid in one or two instalments in accordance with a payment calendar defined in the Schedule of ContributionsÉEQ’s Schedule of Contributions enables companies to determine whether they are subject to the Act, understand the breadth of their obligations and determine the amount of their contribution. Developed using a formula based on studies and verifiable data, the Schedule is established according to type of material and quantities generated during a given year and in consideration of environmental criteria. Framed by thoroughly developed rules, each Schedule is presented to companies for consultation before being sent to the government for approval as required by the Act.
Schedule of Contributions
in effect.

In the interest of fairness to all companies who meet payment deadlines and to enable ÉEQ to turn over the payable contribution to RECYC-QUÉBEC within prescribed timelines, late-paying companies are charged interest and administration fees over and above the amount due. All contributions due and unpaid to ÉEQ at the deadline will incur interest at the rate set in Article 28 of the Financial Administration Act (c. A-6.002). Calculated on a daily basis at the above rate, the interest is charged on the unpaid contribution starting on the date it is due until full payment is received.

In addition to that interest, targeted companies that did not pay the required contribution within 90 days of the due date stipulated in the Schedule of ContributionsÉEQ’s Schedule of Contributions enables companies to determine whether they are subject to the Act, understand the breadth of their obligations and determine the amount of their contribution. Developed using a formula based on studies and verifiable data, the Schedule is established according to type of material and quantities generated during a given year and in consideration of environmental criteria. Framed by thoroughly developed rules, each Schedule is presented to companies for consultation before being sent to the government for approval as required by the Act.
Schedule of Contributions
will also be charged an administrative fee equal to 10% of the payable contribution. That amount compensates administrative expenses incurred by ÉEQ to handle the issue.

In the event that ÉEQ is forced to launch legal action to recover amounts due, a penalty equal to 20% of the payable contribution will also be applied. View calendar for payment deadlines associated with the various Schedule of ContributionsÉEQ’s Schedule of Contributions enables companies to determine whether they are subject to the Act, understand the breadth of their obligations and determine the amount of their contribution. Developed using a formula based on studies and verifiable data, the Schedule is established according to type of material and quantities generated during a given year and in consideration of environmental criteria. Framed by thoroughly developed rules, each Schedule is presented to companies for consultation before being sent to the government for approval as required by the Act.
Schedules of Contributions
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