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  • Ontario issues final Blue Box Regulation

    The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has issued the final Blue Box Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act. The Blue Box Regulation makes individual producers responsible for financing and operating collection services to local communities, managing blue box materials and establishing targets to increase diversion rates. Stewardship Ontario is […]

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  • Stewardship Ontario Board Appoints New Executive Director

    The Stewardship Ontario Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lyle Clarke as the organization’s new Executive Director. Lyle succeeds Gemma Zecchini, who had indicated her desire to resign following the successful design and approval of the wind-up plans for both the Blue Box Program and the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste […]

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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 a number of selected municipalities in Ontario. The contractor will be responsible for collecting, sorting and classifying curbside residential and depot residential materials. Multi-residential wastes will […]

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  • RPRA approves revised Conflict of Interest Plan

    On March 31, 2021, the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA) approved Stewardship Ontario’s Plan to Further Mitigate Conflict of Interest and Undue Commercial Advantage,  as outlined in Condition #2 of Stewardship Ontario’s approved Blue Box Program Transition Plan. The approved plan outlines three key measures: Two new policies related to the segregation of select […]

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  • Ready to Report: Webinars and Resources for 2021

    CSSA is helping ensure stewards are ready to report their annual packaging and paper data in the WeRecycle Portal by the May 31 deadline. The proven, secure reporting platform was upgraded last year and is easier to use. Once you are logged in to the Portal, direct assistance from the NSS team is available via online chat, […]

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  • RPRA Approves Transition Plan with Conditions that Impact Steward Fees

    The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) has approved Stewardship Ontario’s Blue Box Program Transition Plan, subject to certain conditions, including the deferral of the Material Cost Differentiation (MCD) Methodology. Use of the Four-Step Fee Methodology was approved. In the Transition Plan, Stewardship Ontario proposed to use MCD as a new input to fee-setting to […]

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  • Upcoming Final Single-use Battery Steward Invoices and Fee Reductions

    As previously communicated, Stewardship Ontario delayed the issuance of final single-use battery steward invoices in order to maximize the level of surplus funds it could allocate toward the fee reduction. Final resolution of the outstanding steward adjustment has now been completed and Stewardship Ontario will be issuing the final invoices for the single-use battery program […]

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  • Stewardship Ontario seeks new Directors to join its Board

    We are currently looking for two industry directors to join us on our transition journey. Successful candidates will assist the board in fulfilling its fiduciary oversight obligations as Stewardship Ontario winds up its operations pursuant to its Transition Plans for Blue Box and MHSW. If you have a passion for or an interest in environmental […]

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  • MECP releases draft Blue Box regulations

    The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has developed a proposed producer responsibility regulation for the Blue Box Program under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 and proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 101/94. The proposed regulation makes producers responsible for providing collection services to local communities, managing blue box materials and […]

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