Stewardship Ontario no longer calculates and publishes a fee schedule that sets out fee rates per unit/volume because O. Reg. 387/16 under the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016 (WDTA), formerly O. Reg. 11/12, requires stewards to pay quarterly invoices based on actual costs for the quarter. Unlike static fee schedules, these costs are expected to fluctuate from quarter to quarter based on volume and seasonality of materials collected. Beginning in Q2 (April) 2012, each steward receives a quarterly invoice from Stewardship Ontario that sets out their share of costs for that quarter, which is calculated on the basis of their company’s individual share of the total quantities reported to Stewardship Ontario.
Ontario Regulation 387/16 also requires that Stewardship Ontario recover each steward’s proportionate share of program deficits that accumulated over the period from July 2008 to December 2011 for all MHSW material categories (with the exception of oil filters). These deficits are being recovered from stewards over a period of 12 quarters effective April 1, 2012 (Last Q1 – 2015). Stewards of materials with deficits receive their deficit invoices at the same time as they receive their quarterly cost invoices.