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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 landfills 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.

Latest News

October 20, 2023

2024 Rules Consultation and APM Resources Available

Resources for the October 24 Annual Producer Meeting (APM, formerly Annual Steward Meeting) are available: 2023 Report to…

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September 12, 2023

Termination of MHSW Program

The Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has provided notice of termination for the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW)…

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February 8, 2023

Update on RPRA Approval of Blue Box Transition Plan Conditions

The Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority’s original approval of the Blue Box Transition Plan (BBTP) specified a series of conditions…

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