Stewardship Ontario submits an Annual Regulatory Report that outlines the activities and program performance of the Ontario Blue Box Program and the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) each year by April 1. 

2017 Highlights

Stewardship Ontario and our partners and stakeholders are actively preparing for a new era under the Waste Free Ontario Act, 2016. Within this new legislative framework, we have been asked by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to develop a proposal to amend the Blue Box Program Plan and build collaboration amongst stewards, consumers and supply chain participants. This collaboration is critical as we look forward to a changing operating environment and a circular economy. In 2017, the introduction of a new industry stewardship plan for automotive materials further reduced the types and quantities of MHSW materials actively managed by Stewardship Ontario.

  • Blue Box performed above target with a 62.4% recycling rate.
  • Over 836,200 tonnes of PPP recycled.
  • Over 94% of Ontario’s households had access to the Blue Box program.
  • Over 11,400 tonnes of MHSW collected and safely managed.
  • 50% of single-use batteries collected.

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