For non-aerosol material, brokers will be paid a per kilogram rate for eligible material delivered to the Swan Hills Treatment Centre for disposal instead of the previous rate paid on drums saved. Material collected from areas other than Edmonton and Calgary will receive additional per kilogram funding in recognition of additional collection costs.
A similar weight-based system is in place for the Paint Recycling Program operated by Alberta Recycling. Current household hazardous waste brokers participate in the Paint Recycling Program.
For aerosol containers, brokers will continue to be paid on a per unit basis.
Alberta Recycling will distribute funds to registered brokers as claims are submitted in accordance with the program requirements and until funding is expended. As in the past, with funding established at the beginning of the year and the amount of material collected being variable, it is possible that funding will be exhausted prior to the end of the year.
Alberta Recycling will provide an update of unexpended funds monthly to brokers. Municipalities can request this update directly from Alberta Recycling.