Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is an environmental policy approach in which the producer of a product is responsible for that product through the post-consumer stage of its life cycle. EPR shifts the responsibility and costs of recycling from local governments to producers. This incentivizes producers to reduce waste associated with their products and packaging, and to create products that are readily reusable or recyclable.
Through managing our water and waste, and funding renewable energy, we support healthy and clean communities.
Scroll through the categories below to learn more about our Environment-related Programs & Initiatives.
Alberta Waste and Recycling legislation
- Alberta’s recycling regulatory framework amendments
- Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA)
Government of Alberta
- Recycling - Information on what and how to recycle
Landfills in Alberta
Landfilling is the most common method to dispose of waste in Alberta. Even though significant efforts are made to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much of the waste we produce there is still a need for disposal facilities.
Alberta Collaborative Extended Producer Responsibility (ACES) Study
Alberta’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) defines “adverse effect” as impairment of or damage to the environment, human health or safety or property
Affected third party
Alberta’s Contaminated Sites Policy Framework indicates that an affected third party could include owners, lessees, and tenants of a neighbouring parcel, roadway, easement, or utility corridor that is likely or actually contaminated by the migration of a substance. This could include municipalities and/or the provincial government.