Welcome to the NEW home of the WRARS Program!

The Waste Reduction and Recycling Support (WRARS) Program was established to improve Manitoba’s waste diversion rate, encourage sustainable waste management practices and enhance municipal waste diversion activities.

Beginning July 1, 2009, all solid waste disposed at Manitoba landfills is subject to a $10 per Tonne WRARS Levy. The Levy applies to all residential, industrial, commercial and institutional waste, construction and demolition waste and other solid waste materials.

The WRARS Levy functions as a disincentive to waste disposal by increasing waste disposal costs. The program rewards municipal recycling efforts through a revenue sharing formula. Municipal governments and businesses can reduce their waste bill by reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill and municipalities can increase their financial reward through enhanced recycling and waste diversion activities.

All WRARS Levy revenues are deposited in the WRARS Fund established underThe Waste Reduction and Prevention Act and are used to pay program administration costs, incentive payments to municipal recycling programs and the delivery of provincial electronic waste (e-waste) and household hazardous waste (HHW) collection programs.

“Eighty per cent of the revenue collected from the WRARS Levy is rebated to municipalities to further promote recycling in Manitoba. The remaining funds support delivery of Manitoba’s E-waste and HHW management programs.”

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Green Manitoba's Role

Green Manitoba manages the WRARS Program and administers the WRARS Fund. This includes managing the Levy remittance process, collecting waste information from landfill operators and municipalities, issuing WRARS Fund rebates to municipalities and producing an annual report.