The CRF is a Container Recycling Fee. Beverage producers are changed the CRF for every non-alcoholic, non-dairy beverage container they supply into Manitoba. This fee is used to pay for the cost of collecting and processing (sorting, baling and marketing) beverage containers wherever they are generated including all of the various away-from-home and at-home locations. The fee funds infrastructure, signage, technical support, Promotion and Education and program management. In addition, the funds pay for up to 80% of the cost to collect and manage empty beverage containers in residential recycling programs.

You can visit the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association’s website here to learn more about the CRF rates in Manitoba.