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CBCRA members are the brand owners and distributors of the beverages that you consume every day. These companies share a commitment to being responsible and increasing beverage container recycling rates.

CBCRA is committed to reaching the government-mandated target of recovering

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of beverage containers sold in the province

CBCRA operates the beverage container recycling program in Manitoba

CBCRA is committed to reaching the government-mandated target of recovering 75% of beverage containers sold in the province. CBCRA implemented and operates the Recycle Everywhere program. Recycle Everywhere strives to educate Manitobans on beverage container recycling, and ensure that it is convenient to recycle empty beverage containers no matter where you live, work or play. This includes Canada’s first province-wide away from home beverage container recycling program.

Beverage producers supplying into the Manitoba market are charged a Container Recycling Fee (CRF) for every non-alcoholic, non-dairy beverage container they supply into the province.

This fee funds the entire operation including infrastructure, signage, technical support, and Promotion and Education. In addition, the funds pay for up to 80 per cent of the cost to collect, sort and market used beverage containers in residential recycling programs.

The Container Recycling Fee ensures that each beverage sold supports the recycling process. We are aware that the fee is usually passed on from producers to retailers to consumers.

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Container Recycling Fee

The Container Recycling Fee is the amount beverage producers are charged to cover the cost of recycling the beverage containers they produce.

The CRF ensures the cost to recycle these beverage containers is properly accounted for. It also provides CBCRA with long-term sustainability in order to improve recovery rates and recycling efforts.

In order to fairly support the cost of recycling each material, effective February 1, 2019, CRF rates will be adjusted. Rates vary according to container size and type.

The following material is available for download and distribution.

Material Type
2018 CRF ($/unit)
Feb 1, 2019 CRF ($/unit)
PET Plastic 0-500ml
PET Plastic > 500ml
All other plastic containers
Polycoat (gable tops, drink boxes)

Obligated Containers

Program Plan

The Program Plan provides information on the financial and reporting requirements for obligated beverage stewards and details how funds submitted to CBCRA are used to fund and recover beverage containers in both residential and away-from-home channels.

CBCRA operates under a program plan that was first approved by Manitoba’s Minister of Conservation on August 31, 2011. The current Plan, valid until December 15, 2017, details the steps that we are undertaking to help achieve the 75% beverage container recovery target in this province. A new Program Plan will be submitted to the Government of Manitoba in 2017.

CBCRA’s Program Plan operates under the Manitoba Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Regulation (195/2008).

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