CLOSED – Job Opening: Manager, Member Engagement and Compliance

National, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, PEI, Quebec, | Aug 28, 2023

Are you passionate about protecting the environment and public health? Do you have exceptional client engagement, compliance management, analytical, problem solving and time management skills? The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) is seeking a Manager, Member Engagement and Compliance, to join our team. HPSA is a non-profit organization committed to facilitating safe disposal programs (stemming […]

Major need for Canadian families to improve safe handling and disposal of medications at home

National, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, PEI, | Aug 8, 2023

Survey shows a gap between understanding of the harmful effects of accessible medications at home, and action to prevent it TORONTO, August 8, 2023 – Survey data released today highlights a discrepancy amongst parents of youth and teens in Canada, between the awareness of safe medication practices and the corresponding action around safe handling, storage, […]

Latest Updates from HPSA – British Columbia Autumn Newsletter for Pharmacists

British Columbia, | Jan 21, 2021

This newsletter covers several topics, including requesting service online, Updated FAQ on our webpage and HPSA’s social media pages. Click here to read.  

HPSA BC Spring 2020 Newsletter

British Columbia, | May 28, 2020

Please find enclosed Spring Newsletter for British Columbia Newletter 2020 Spring BC

First Indigenous Led Zero Waste Technical Advisory Group

British Columbia, | Oct 23, 2019

IZWTAG (Indigenous Zero Waste Technical Advisory Group), is an Indigenous led society dedicated to implementing environmentally-responsible waste management in First Nations communities.  It is hosting a gathering which includes representatives from 25 of the 60 First Nations across B.C. that are operating zero-waste facilities or programs;  this gathering is being held in conjunction with the […]

BC News Release May 2017

British Columbia, | May 26, 2017

May 9, 2017   For immediate release:   BC pharmacists help residents safely destroy 88.7 tonnes of household pharmaceutical waste   Pharmacists in British Columbia helped residents safely destroy 88.7 tonnes of expired or unused medications in 2016, reports the Health Product Stewardship Association (HPSA) which manages the Medications Return Program in the province. “Our […]


British Columbia, | May 26, 2017

#FAQFridays We are launching a new social medica outreach campaign, in association with the Recycling Council of British Columbia. For more information visit the links below and watch videos about #FAQFridays

B.C. Medications Return Program Plan 2017

British Columbia, | Oct 31, 2016

The Health Products Stewardship Association recently renewed it`s program plan for 2017 and beyond. Please view the update plan by clicking on the link here.

Notice of Public Consultation

British Columbia, | Oct 13, 2016

Notice of Public Consultation – BC Medications Return Stewardship Plan Renewal The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) will be holding public consultations regarding amendments to its stewardship plan renewals for the period of 2017 to 2021. In-person consultations will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the Coast Waste Management Association conference at […]

Stericycle – Our Story

British Columbia, | Sep 15, 2016

Visit the video below for a short video about Stericycle – Our Story   Stericycle – Reduce, Reuse , Recycle