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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 Report to Stewards, the presentation file, a link to ASM replay and the Q&A summary are available on the ASM resources webpage. Stewardship Ontario’s budget process also includes an annual update to its Rules […]

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 share allocation of the Stewardship Ontario budget. Steward percent shares are now available on the WeRecycle Portal. Simplified fee setting eliminates the need for almost all stewards to report detailed annual supply-to-market data, […]

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 […]

Proposed Amendment to the Blue Box Program Transition Plan – Revised Fee Setting Methodology for 2023-2025

December 1, 2021 Further to Stewardship Ontario’s October 19 posting and discussion at the Annual Steward Meeting, a change to steward fee setting is being considered.  If approved, the change would eliminate the need for stewards to report supply-to-market data to Stewardship Ontario in the future. Stakeholders are encouraged to review details about the proposed […]