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Blue Box Transition

Begins July 2023

We operate Ontario’s Blue Box Program for residential packaging and paper on behalf of industry stewards, helping to keep materials out of landfill and recover value from these materials at the end of their useful life.

Blue Box Simplified Fees

Simplified fees eliminate the need for most stewards to report supply-to-market data to Stewardship Ontario moving forward.

In October 2021, Stewardship Ontario proposed simplified fee setting to reduce the administrative burden and program management costs during the Blue Box transition. In May 2022, this change was approved. With the final approval, most stewards no longer need to report their annual supply data to Stewardship Ontario for the remaining years of the program, which ceases operations at the end of 2025.

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November 28, 2022

2023 Rules Consultation and ASM Resources Available

Resources from the October 26 Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) and draft Rules for 2023 are available on the Stewardship Ontario website. The 2022…

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November 25, 2022

Blue Box Simplified Fees Percentage Shares Available

With the implementation of simplified fee setting for the Blue Box program, annual fees are being calculated based on each steward’s percent…

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November 14, 2022

Consultation on calculating the potential cash portion of newspaper in-kind obligation

Stewardship Ontario is consulting with newspaper stewards and municipalities about proposed changes to the methodology for calculating whether a…

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