History and Mission
The Multi Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) is a Crown agency of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, reporting to the Minister of Environment and Conservation. It was established in 1996 to develop, implement and manage waste diversion and recycling programs on a province-wide basis for specific waste streams designated by the government.
Since 1996, MMSB has worked with various stakeholders throughout Newfoundland and Labrador to develop and implement recycling and waste diversion programs to ensure a clean and healthy environment throughout the province. These initiatives include the Used Beverage Container Recycling Program, the Tire Recycling Program, Used Oil Recycling Program, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, Residential Backyard Composting Program and Public Education Programs.
MMSB is a self-financed Crown agency that does not receive any funding from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Its revenues are derived from levies applied on various waste streams as authorized and prescribed under provincial legislation (presently beverage containers and tires), as well as from the sale of recyclable materials it collects under its various programs.
MMSB is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Environment and Conservation. The Board is responsible and accountable for the overall business affairs of MMSB.
MMSB’s mandate is derived from the Environmental Protection Act and accompanying Waste Management Regulations, as well as from the Provincial Waste Management Strategy of 2002 and its associated implementation plan of 2007.
- MMSB supports and promotes modern waste management practices in the province, with a particular focus on waste reduction and recycling, as a means of helping to ensure a clean and healthy environment.
- MMSB supports the implementation of the Provincial Waste Management Strategy through the administration of the Newfoundland and Labrador Waste Management Trust Fund ].
- MMSB develops and implements province-wide public education initiatives to promote more progressive waste management practices in Newfoundland and Labrador.