Health Products Stewardship Association

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Revised HPSA Stewardship Program Plan

The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA), on behalf of Canada’s health products industries, manages the national Medications Return Programs (MRP) within the province of Manitoba. The HPSA Stewardship Plan in Manitoba was approved by Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship in 2011 and recognized the MRP as the official industry stewardship program for pharmaceuticals and natural health products.

We have submitted the 2017-2021 program plan and are presently awaiting feedback.  

The 2017-2021 program plan is available here.

We look forward to the opportunity of continuing our commitment to provide access for responsible disposal of health products to Manitobans. 


Information for the Pharmacist

The Manitoba Medications Return Program (MMRP) covers the costs associatied with the responsible disposal of health products returned by the public through collection sites. The products covered under this program are:

  • All prescription drugs,
  • Over-the-counter Medications, and
  • Natural Health Products in oral dosage form.

For more information on setting up your store(s) to collect returns, download Protocol and Agreement. Complete and fax the Pharmacy Registration Form to 1-855-228-2099.

To receive and distrtibute information on the program complete and fax the Promo order form.

You can also consult our brochures by following the links.

To request a pick up complete the Service Request Form and fax it too 1-866-464-6661




Related Links

Manitoba Medications Return Program - 2016 Report

Manitoba Medications Return Program - 2015 Report

Manitoba Medications Return Program - 2014 Report



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Note: Any of the following items that are unused, expired, in questionable condition, or missing labels

  • All Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications, oral dosage
  • Natural health products, oral dosage

Not Accepted

Please check with your pharmacist or household hazardous waste events for other products

  • Sharps, needles or syringes
  • Cosmetics
  • Empty pill bottles