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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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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

    Stewardship Ontario is consulting 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 […]

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  • 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:

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  • MHSW Data Availability Notice

    Stewardship Ontario is completing the final steps to close the MHSW Program. Stewards should note that MHSW data is being transferred to the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority per the MHSW Wind Up Plan. MHSW stewards will have access to their historical reports on the WeRecycle Portal until September 16, 2022. Individual steward data will […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Final MHSW Fee Reduction Update and Residual Fund Disbursement Notice

    The approved Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Wind Up Plan and subsequent amendments included provisions for Stewardship Ontario to disburse MHSW Program surplus funds to stewards and Industry Stewardship Organizations (ISOs) to facilitate fee reductions during the remainder of the program. The approved Plan also provided for the disbursement of residual funds to stewards […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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