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  • MHSW Wind Up Plan Approved

    The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) has approved Stewardship Ontario’s Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) program Wind Up Plan. RPRA’s approval comes with the following conditions: Changes to Deadlines for Steward Adjustments New deadlines have been established for stewards to submit adjustments to prior reports. These deadlines were revised to align adjustment request deadlines with RPRA’s…

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  • Minister issues new direction letter clarifying the management of MHSW residual funds

    The Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has issued a new direction letter to Stewardship Ontario and the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) clarifying how MHSW residual funds should be managed once the program winds up on June 30, 2021. The Minister’s direction letter clarifies that all residual funds remaining once the program ceases…

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  • 2019 Annual Steward Meeting Materials

    The 2019 Annual Steward Meeting was hosted by CSSA on behalf of the stewardship programs on Thursday, October 24. It provided stewards with updates on packaging and paper recycling program performance along with next year’s program budgets and material fee rates. Below are links to the materials from the meeting: Download the Report to Stewards (also…

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  • Stewardship Ontario Institutes New Governance and Staffing Model to prepare to Move Toward Full Producer Responsibility

    As industry moves towards full producer responsibility for Blue Box materials and obligations shift, we recognize the importance of ensuring that there is no real, potential or apparent conflict of interest as we develop and implement our wind up plan. To that end, all cross appointments between the Stewardship Ontario and CSSA boards have been…

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  • RPRA Posts MHSW Wind Up Plan and Consultation Details

    The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) has posted the proposed Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Wind Up Plan Stewardship Ontario submitted in September. As part of the wind up process, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks directed RPRA to consult on Stewardship Ontario’s proposed plan before considering approval. The plan and…

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  • Stewardship Ontario’s Proposed MHSW Wind Up Plan Submitted to RPRA

    Stewardship Ontario has submitted its proposed MHSW Wind Up Plan to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) by the Minister’s September 30, 2019 deadline. RPRA is expected to post the proposed Wind Up Plan prior to its consultations with stakeholders — please check the RPRA and Stewardship Ontario websites for updates. The Minister anticipates RPRA will approve the plan no…

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  • Changes to the MHSW Common Cost Allocation Methodology

    The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) has issued an amendment to the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program Plan that changes how common costs are allocated to the MHSW material categories to determine steward costs. As such, Stewardship Ontario is implementing changes to its Common Cost Allocation (CCA) methodology, which will be reflected…

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  • 2019 Annual Steward Meeting Webcast – Register Now

    The 2019 Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) on Thursday, October 24, will be an online experience. Based on steward feedback, this year’s event will again be webcast only. The ASM, held on behalf of CSSA partner stewardship programs, provides stewards with updates on packaging and paper recycling program performance along with next year’s program budgets and material…

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  • Stewardship Ontario receives Minister’s direction letter to begin Blue Box transition

    The transition of the Blue Box Program to full producer responsibility has been initiated by a direction letter from the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) on August 15, 2019 to make industry responsible for both the funding and operation of residential recycling in the province. Stewardship Ontario is required to submit a Blue…

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