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Transition Timeline

Stewardship Ontario has administered the province’s residential Blue Box Program since 2004, transferring more than $1.78 billion from stewards to municipalities and First Nation communities that collect and manage materials. The below summarizes key milestones in the transition from the current shared responsibility model to a Blue Box system fully financed and operated by the producers that supply packaging and paper to Ontario residents.

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks has issued the Blue Box Transition Schedule, which provides specific transition dates for municipalities.