Stewardship Ontario (SO) has undertaken a review of our Battery Incentive Program (BIP). We thank all those Service Providers who provided feedback on the current program and as such we are making these modifications to ensure the program is fair, efficient and effective for all those involved.
Through our review, Stewardship Ontario has made the below changes to the program. These changes will affect those service providers that currently transport or process materials under the BIP program:
- A new BIP Guidebook has been posted to the SO website.
- As of December 1st 2016 there is a hold on the introduction of any new collection sites.
- At this time SO will not be introducing any more Service Providers to the BIP program.
- As of January 1, 2017 SO will be introducing new rates to the transportation and process of batteries through this program.
SO will continue to monitor performance, and in 2017 we will be looking to make further improvements and changes to strengthen the BIP program. We would like to thanks all of our service providers who contribute to the success of this program.