Health Products Stewardship Association

Proposed BC Medications Return Program Plan- Consultation Notice

HPSAoffice posted on Thu, Apr 11, 2019

April 17, 2019

The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) is conducting public consultations on the renewal of its Stewardship Plan for Consumer Health Products from April 17, 2019 through May 31, 2019.

The British Columbia Medication Return Program (BCMRP) is the approved stewardship program for prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and health products in the Province. BCMRP is managed by HPSA on behalf of Canada’s Consumer Health Products industries, pursuant to the BC Recycling Regulation. The original plan was approved by the BC Ministry of Environment in March of 2007.

Starting today, a copy of the proposed stewardship plan (2019 and beyond) is available for review and download here: Proposed British Columbia Medications Return Program Plan. 


Below are the dates of the public consultations:

In-person Consultation

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT

Location: Alpine A Room, Westin Resort and Spa, Whistler, BC 

To register, e-mail

Live Webinar Consultations

Date: Tuesday May 14, 2019

Time: 10:00a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PDT

Date:  Thursday May 16, 2019

Time: 10:00a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PDT

To register, e-mail

Written comments will be accepted during the consultation period until 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 31, 2019 via e-mail at

We look forward to your input.


Health Products Stewardship Association