November 26, 2015
On November 26, 2015, the government introduced new waste diversion legislation and released a draft waste diversion strategy for 90 days of consultation. The draft strategy can be found here, and a summary of the legislation can be found on the Environmental Registry. The government’s news release about the new legislation can be read here.
As part of the legislative process, the government is hosting briefings to explain the legislation and strategy. Stewardship Ontario will be looking closely at the materials and will communicate with Stewards as appropriate. Also, an information session will be held in early 2016 to take stewards and trade associations through the key features of the legislation, its likely impacts and implications.
It is expected that the Bill will be submitted to a Legislative Committee sometime in February for closer scrutiny, at which time MPPs will be able to hear directly from stakeholders.