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 MHSW Program is underway and the program is scheduled to terminate in 2021. A plan for the transition of the Blue Box Program was approved in December 2020 and provides for Stewardship Ontario’s responsibilities to carry through to the end of 2025, at which point the organization will be fully wound-up.
We are pleased to share with you our 2020 multi-stakeholder Annual Report which provides more details about these changes as well as Stewardship Ontario’s partnerships, recycling initiatives, performance and financial stability.
- Over 729,000 tonnes of packaging and printed paper recycled, resulting in a 57.3% recycling rate.
- 94% of Ontario households had access to the Blue Box Program.
- Over 4,200 tonnes of MHSW material collected and safely managed.