Beverage Distributors

The Used Beverage Container Recycling Program is part of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Waste Management Regulations, which require that all beverage distributors in the province:

  • register with MMSB
  • sign and return a Stewardship Agreement
  • report units sold on a monthly basis, and
  • remit the applicable deposits.


Download the complete Beverage Distributor Guide.

1. Register

All new Beverage Distributors in the province must submit a completed registration form to MMSB. MMSB will issue a registration number that must be included on monthly remittance forms.

Distributors already registered with the program must notify MMSB of any changes to their registration information by completing and resubmitting the program registration form.

2. Sign and Return Stewardship Agreement

All registered Beverage Distributors must submit a signed copy of the program Stewardship Agreement, which outlines requirements of the Waste Management Regulations. A signed copy can be returned electronically to or by mail.

If you have not received a copy of the Stewardship Agreement, contact an MMSB Compliance Auditor to request the document (see below for contact details).

3. Report and Remit Deposits

A Beverage Distributor is required to report the sale of all deposit-bearing beverage containers in the province every month. If no used beverage containers were sold during the month, completed program remittance forms still must be submitted. Remittance forms and payment of applicable deposits are due by the tenth (10th) day of the month following the reporting period. MMSB accepts payment through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or cheque.

Download the relevant remittance forms here:

For more details, please contact:
1 (800) 901-MMSB (6672)
(709) 753-0960

  • Past Notices

    PRODUCT DEFINITION CHANGES  Posted April 11, 2017 Effective October 1, 2017, definitions for milk, milk product alternatives and medicinal nutritional supplements formulated for special dietary needs will be aligned with the Canadian Food and Drug Regulations. As a result, deposits will change for certain beverage containers – check the receipt to see if a deposit has been paid. Refunds will be honoured until December 31, 2017 for nutritional products included in the program prior to October 1, 2017—no receipt required. There is no deadline to receive a refund with a receipt indicating a deposit has been paid. Examples of non-program containers Examples of deposit-bearing containers   IMPACT OF HST CHANGES IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR Posted June 2016 On April 14, 2016, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced its intention to increase the Newfoundland and Labrador component of the HST to a rate of 10 per cent effective July 1, 2016, resulting in an HST rate of 15 per cent in Newfoundland and Labrador. Download correspondence to beverage distributors for details on how this change impacts remittance.

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