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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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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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