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OPEI of Canada

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In 2012, OPEI created a Canadian entity — OPEI of Canada (OPEIC), a Canadian federal not-for-profit corporation.

This move was prompted when the British Columbia Recycling Regulation mandated manufacturer responsibility for product recovery and recycling which includes outdoor power equipment.

On behalf of its members, OPEI stepped in and developed a Stewardship Plan to comply with the requirements, helping make sure compliance was not too onerous or difficult for the industry.  Instead of each company having to build their own waste infrastructure, companies doing business in British Columbia can now rely on OPEIC. See the website for more information on the British Columbia Recycling Program.

As a result, OPEIC is now on the front lines of representing our members when it comes to a host of issues including recycling, emissions and other regulatory developments across the Canadian provinces.

British Columbia Stewardship Program

Approved stewardship program for Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) in British Columbia

Stewardship program approval letter

Canada-wide action plan for extended producer responsibility

BC Recycling Handbook

OPEIC 2013 Communication Strategy March 2013 (Members Only)

Emissions Regulations

Proposed amendments to Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Discussion document on Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations English   French

OPEI’s response to Environment Canada Discussion Document

OPEI comments on the Discussion Document (Members Only)

Tire Recycling

Alberta tire recycling environmental fees

Consumer Product Safety Laws

 OPEI Member Client Advisory (Members Only)

OPEIC Annual Report

OPEIC 2013 Annual Report
OPEIC 2012 Annual Report