HAZARDOUS AND SPECIAL PRODUCTS

REGISTRATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED!

Click on the link to begin the registration process. If you require assistance, please contact epr@albertarecycling.ca

HSP OVERVIEW

Currently, the Government of Alberta and Alberta municipalities jointly fund the management of household hazardous wastes. Alberta’s EPR system for HSP will replace Alberta’s existing household hazardous waste (HHW) program and expand upon the materials accepted.

HSP products include:

  • consumer-sized solid, liquid, and gaseous products that are flammable, corrosive, and toxic
  • batteries
  • pesticides

The system does not include HSP products sold in industrial sizes. HSP materials regulated under existing regulated stewardship programs (beverage containers, electronics, paint, tires, and used oil materials) are not included in EPR HSP to avoid duplicating requirements.

ARMA, as the oversight body, will be the central information hub for EPR. See below for further information related to HSP:

We understand that EPR implementation will take time, and we are using a phased approach to ensure a smooth transition.

Alberta’s EPR Regulation came into effect on November 30, 2022. The government and ARMA recognize it will take time for producers to develop their EPR systems, including considerations for collection and material management.

Most producers will be required to provide verification of collection and management plans to the ARMA by October 1, 2024. Phase I of the EPR system will be operational by April 1, 2025. Additional key dates in the implementation process can be found here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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FAQ: CommunitIES (Unregistered)

FAQ: Communities (Registered)

FAQ: Producer

FAQ: Pro

FAQ: ProCESSING FACILITY

NOTICE:

HSP designated material clarification - Paint Solvents

Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA), as the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Oversight Authority, is providing guidance on the scope of the Hazardous and Special Products (HSP).  

Further to the HSP Material Type Guide, which outlines compliance guidance to producers on the HSP materials they are required to report on, ARMA has issued the following notice for material clarification: 

Solvents, thinners, mineral spirits, and paint strippers intended for paint-related uses are currently designated materials under the paint recycling stewardship program, and are subject to environmental fees. Therefore, they are not subject to the Extended Producer Responsibility Regulation (AR 194/2022) (“EPR Regulation”) as HSP. These products should not be included in HSP supply reporting. 

To provide clarity for interested parties, this notice is posted on the dedicated HSP EPR page of our website.

If you have any questions or additional inquiries, please contact epr@albertarecycling.ca