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 Sustainable Development in 2018 and recognized the MRP as the official industry stewardship program for pharmaceuticals and natural health products. 

The 2017-2023 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 the Protocol and Agreement. Complete form via online or fax it 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 via online or fax it too 1-866-464-6661

To learn more about the New Green Med Totes, please watch this short How-To video 



Related Links

Manitoba Medications Return Program - 2018 Report

Manitoba Medications Return Program - 2017 Report

Manitoba Medications Return Program - 2016 Report

Manitoba Medications Return Program - 2015 Report



BC Medications Return Program Plan- Consultation Notice
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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