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Single-use Retail Bag Program

SRBP - Distributors and retailers

Distributors

A distributor is a business or person selling or supplying single-use retail bags to a retail store in the NWT. Distributors must register with the GNWT and participate in the Program.

Distributors are required to submit Quarterly Reports and remittances to the Environment Fund based on the number of single-use retail bags they distribute or sell to NWT stores.

Distributors seeking a refund from the Environment Fund for defective or unusable bags must complete a Defective Bag Refund Report. Distributors seeking a refund for SRB fees paid for bags distributed to non-retail stores must complete a Retailer/Distributor Refund for Redistributed Single-use Retail Bags Form.

Retailers

Under the law, retailers are retail stores and wholesalers. They must register and collect the surcharge. If you think your business may be considered a retailer under the Single-use Retail Bag Regulations, please complete and submit the Application for Registration as a Retailer Form.

Retailers requiring financial assistance toward their first purchase of single-use retail bags under the SRBP may be eligible for a one-time interest-free loan by submitting the Retailer Application for Interest-free Loan Form. This loan must be repaid within six months.

Retailers redistributing SRBs to other retail stores must register as a distributor with ENR.  The retailers redistributing single-use retail bags within the NWT must use the Retailers Reporting Form.

Retailers requiring a refund for bags used for exempted purposes, such as for food service or prescriptions, must submit a completed Retailer Refund for Exempted Bags Form. Retailers requiring a refund for defective or otherwise unusable bags must submit a completed Retailer Defective Bag Refund Report form to their distributor.

Retailers seeking a refund for SRB fees paid for bags redistributed to non-retail stores must complete a Retailer/Distributor Refund for Redistributed Single-use Retail Bags Form.

Send completed forms to

 

Waste Reduction and Management Section

Environment Division
Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Government of the Northwest Territories
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife NT  X1A 2L9

Phone: (867) 767-7654 ext. 53176
Fax: (867) 873-0221
Email:  nwtrecycle@gov.nt.ca 


Make all remittances payable to the Environment Fund.