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Final MHSW Report Reminder

October 18, 2021 MHSW stewards are reminded to submit their final quarterly supply reports of Q3 sales data (July 1 – Sept 30) in the WeRecycle Portal by October 31, 2021. The final supply report is a regulatory obligation which is required for stewards to remain in good standing (and be eligible for program fee reductions and potential […]

Blue Box: RPRA Registration and Reporting Reminder

Stewardship Ontario Blue Box stewards are reminded that they are required to register with the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) and report 2020 supply data by October 1, 2021. If you recently reported your 2020 supply data via the WeRecycle Portal, you must also report the same data to RPRA to comply with the […]

Update On Stewardship Ontario Review of GFL/CSSA Announcement

Stewardship Ontario continues to consider the July 6, 2021, announcement of the proposed sale of Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) to Resource Recovery Alliance, a wholly owned subsidiary of GFL Environmental Inc. (the Proposed Acquisition). Stewardship Ontario’s priority is to protect all commercially sensitive information entrusted to it from being used for any purpose other […]

Stewardship Ontario appoints Lead for Advisory Group

I am pleased to announce that Scott Tudor has joined Stewardship Ontario’s senior management team, taking on a newly created role to form and facilitate the Stewardship Advisory Group. The formation of the Advisory Group was envisioned as part of a larger plan undertaken earlier this year to transition to new governance lead by Sue […]

Stewardship Ontario responds to GFL/CSSA announcement

July 8, 2021 Stewardship Ontario is carefully examining the July 6 announcement of the anticipated acquisition of Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) by GFL Environmental Inc. (GFL) through a newly formed company, Resource Recovery Alliance (RRA). CSSA provides analytical and administrative support services to Stewardship Ontario.  CSSA has provided Stewardship Ontario with written assurance that, […]

Stewardship Ontario 2020 Annual Report

Stewardship Ontario’s 2020 Annual Report Stewardship Ontario continues to work with its partners and stakeholders to implement the changes required by the Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016, and the province’s move toward a circular economy and full producer responsibility. The wind-up of the MHSW Program is underway and the program is scheduled to terminate in 2021.  […]

Stewardship Ontario initiates governance transition

The Stewardship Ontario Board of Directors has decided to transition the governance of the organization to an Administrator appointed by the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (the Authority), following the release of the final Blue Box and Hazardous and Special Products regulations. The Board’s decision enables an orderly wind up of the Blue Box and […]

Ontario issues final Blue Box Regulation

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has issued the final Blue Box Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act. The Blue Box Regulation makes individual producers responsible for financing and operating collection services to local communities, managing blue box materials and establishing targets to increase diversion rates. Stewardship Ontario is […]

Stewardship Ontario Board Appoints New Executive Director

The Stewardship Ontario Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lyle Clarke as the organization’s new Executive Director. Lyle succeeds Gemma Zecchini, who had indicated her desire to resign following the successful design and approval of the wind-up plans for both the Blue Box Program and the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste […]

RFP: Curbside, Multi-Residential and Depot Waste Composition Studies

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit proposals from qualified contractors to conduct curbside residential, depot based residential collection and multi-residential waste composition studies in a number of selected municipalities in Ontario. The contractor will be responsible for collecting, sorting and classifying curbside residential and depot residential materials. Multi-residential wastes will […]