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2022 Annual Steward Meeting

The 2022 Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) is being held on Wednesday, October 26, and will be webcast via Zoom. Please register using the link below: 2022 Annual Steward Meeting Registration The ASM will review 2023 budgets and fees for Recycle BC, MMSW, MMSM and Stewardship Ontario and will provide updates on packaging and paper recycling […]

MHSW Data Availability Notice

Stewardship Ontario is completing the final steps to close the MHSW Program. Stewards should note that MHSW data is being transferred to the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority per the MHSW Wind Up Plan. MHSW stewards will have access to their historical reports on the WeRecycle Portal until September 16, 2022. Individual steward data will […]

Stewardship Ontario Improving Website

Stewardship Ontario (SO) will be relaunching its website in the next few weeks. The new site will provide the same functionality to stewards but be delivered in a more intuitive, straightforward way. Other users will see the same benefit. The layout of the new site will be similar to the current one, simplifying the transition […]

Blue Box Simplified Fees Deadlines

With the recent final approval of Blue Box simplified fee setting most stewards will 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. Stewards should note upcoming deadlines related to the implementation of simplified fees. For stewards […]

Blue Box Simplified Fees Approved

The Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA) has provided final approvals for Blue Box simplified fee setting. Stewardship Ontario can confirm that most stewards will no longer need to report their annual supply data to Stewardship Ontario. RPRA had provided conditional approval of simplified fee setting on March 2, 2022. Stewardship Ontario has now satisfied the conditions and […]

Consultation on Blue Box Rules and new Policy for 2022

Following the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority’s (RPRA) recent conditional approval of the simplified fee-setting proposal for the Blue Box program, Stewardship Ontario will be consulting stakeholders about draft program Rules and a new Policy that will guide implementation. Following the approval, and once Stewardship Ontario satisfies the specified conditions, most stewards will not be […]

Blue Box Simplified Fees Conditionally Approved by RPRA

Stewardship Ontario’s simplified fee-setting proposal for the Blue Box Program recently submitted to the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA) following stakeholder consultations has been approved with conditions. Following the approval, and once Stewardship Ontario satisfies the specified conditions, most stewards will not be required to submit detailed material reports to Stewardship Ontario. This change […]

Stewardship Ontario Submits Recommendation to RPRA to Proceed with Simplified Approach to Blue Box Fee Setting

Following consultation with stakeholders, Stewardship Ontario has submitted to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) its recommendation to amend the Blue Box Transition Plan to include the proposed simplified approach to fee setting. RPRA will undertake its own consultation prior to considering approval. RPRA’s consultation period will run from Friday, January 21 to Friday, […]

Survey Reminder and Webinar Q&A — Proposed Simplified Approach to Fee Setting

Thank you to all stakeholders who participated in our January 6, 2022, webinar about Stewardship Ontario’s proposal for a Simplified Approach to fee setting. The webinar Q&A is now available along with the webinar presentation and replay posted last week on our Blue Box Program Transition Plan webpage. Stakeholders are reminded of the Thursday, January […]

Survey and Webinar: Proposed Simplified Fee Setting for 2023-2025

Stewardship Ontario invites stakeholders to complete a survey and participate in a webinar about its proposal for a Simplified Approach to fee setting. The proposal was introduced in an October notice and discussed at the Annual Steward Meeting. If approved, the change would eliminate the need for stewards to report supply-to-market data to Stewardship Ontario […]