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Reminder of Deadline for Final Adjustments

Stewards submitting detailed annual supply reports are reminded that the final deadline for submitting steward-initiated adjustment requests is May 31, 2024. This deadline also applies to 2024 annual steward reports based on 2023 supply data due by May 31, 2024. Stewards are encouraged to double-check their data prior to submission as adjustments to 2024 reports […]

2024 Rules Consultation and APM Resources Available

Resources for the October 24 Annual Producer Meeting (APM, formerly Annual Steward Meeting) are available: Stewardship Ontario’s budget process also includes an annual update to its Rules and Policies. The draft 2024 Rules propose updates including date changes and other minor clarifications. The Rules PDF with changes tracked can be downloaded here. Stewardship Ontario is […]

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) program operated by Stewardship Ontario, pursuant to section 14 of the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016. The September 11, 2023, notice letter is available here. The MHSW program, also known to consumers as the […]

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 to be met. On January 27, 2023, RPRA informed Stewardship Ontario that the plan to meet Condition 3 (related to data security) had been approved. The approval letter is available on the RPRA website. The […]

Consultation on calculating the potential cash portion of newspaper in-kind obligation

Stewardship Ontario has consulted with newspaper stewards and municipalities about proposed changes to the methodology for calculating whether a cash portion will apply to the in-kind obligation during the transition of the Blue Box Program for the 2024 and 2025 funding years. The consultation is only relevant for: Under the Blue Box Program Plan, NMC/OCNA […]

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 […]

2022 Annual Steward Meeting

The 2022 Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) was held on Wednesday, October 26, and webcast via Zoom. ASM resources and related documents can be accessed by the below links:

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 selected Ontario municipalities. The contractor(s) will be responsible for collecting, sorting, and classifying curbside residential and depot residential materials. Multi-residential wastes will be delivered to the sorting […]

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 […]

Update on Simplified Fees Implementation

Stewardship Ontario continues its work to meet the conditions attached to the recent conditional approval of the simplified fee-setting proposal for the Blue Box program and finalizing the Rules for Stewards and the Policy that will guide implementation. It is expected that the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA) will consider the matter in the […]