October 2020
New EBR Posting: Proposal for Producers to Manage Blue Bin Programs

2020-10-19 3:03:31 PM

The Province is proposing a new regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 

Consultation Timeline: October 19, 2020 - December 3, 2020 (45 days)
Ministry: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Further details and to comment: https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-2579 ​
Proposed regulation: Consultation draft


  • Standardize and increase the list of materials accepted in the blue box.
  • Transition the costs of the program away from municipal taxpayers to producers. 
  • Expand blue box services to more communities, such as smaller, rural and remote communities, including those under 5,000 people.
  • Set diversion targets in various categories of waste producers are expected to recycle such as paper, glass, beverage containers and rigid and flexible plastic, encouraging innovation such as better product design and the use of new technologies for better environmental outcomes.
  • The regulation would exclude materials subject to other producer responsibility requirements or that are not suitable for management under the blue box regulation.
  • There is also a proposed transition schedule broken down by municipality based on canvassed responses.


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