According to Section 3 of the Schedule of Contributions, the targeted entity is:
The entity that is the owner of the brand, name or distinguishing guise that identifies a material subject to the contributions set forth in this Schedule of Contributions. The owner of the brand is the entity required to pay a contribution for that material.
If, however, the owner has no domicile or establishment in Québec, payment of the contributions may be demanded from the first supplier in Québec of said material, regardless of whether that supplier is the importer.
Within the scope of the Act, the Government of Québec, acting through RecycleMédias, creates the legal requirement for targeted businesses and organizations to finance their share of the net costs of municipal curbside recycling services, from a perspective of sustainable development.
There are two components to the contributions paid by targeted entities:
For a given year, the contribution payable by a targeted entity is calculated by multiplying the quantity of materials marketed during the year (ex. 2016) by the rate applicable for the given year, in accordance with the tarification guide.For more informations, please see the tarification guide section.
Yes, if you are able to demonstrate to RecycleMédias that your contributions will be paid in full on your behalf by a third party, referred to as a “voluntary contributor.” (See sections 3.2.1 and 3.3 of the Schedule of Contributions.)
You may also be exempt from paying the contributions is also possible if, during the year in question, the materials marketed had a total weight equal to or less than fifteen (15) metric tonnes. (See Section 3.2.2.). The declaration of tonnage is still mandatory.
To calculate their tonnage, targeted entities must contact their printers to ascertain the quantity of paper used for the year in question. To this must be added the data concerning the format of the newspaper(s) produced, i.e., width times height, and the thickness of the paper. To declare your company’s tonnage, you must first create an account, which will provide you with access to a secure zone where you can complete the required online form. Declare tonnage.
A metric ton equals 1,000 kilograms or 2,204 pounds.