On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change issued direction to Stewardship Ontario (SO) to wind up the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program by December 31, 2020. This wind up will allow the transition of materials collected under the program to individual producer responsibility under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016. Read the Minister’s letters (they replace a previous version that contained an administrative error):
- Minister’s Letter to SO directing Wind Up of MHSW Program, April 12, 2018
- Addendum to the Minister’s Direction Letter to Wind Up the MHSW Program, April 12, 2018
- Minister’s Letter to RPRA re: Wind Up of MHSW Program, April 12, 2018
Information related to the program wind up and future consultations will be posted to the Program Wind Up page when available. Until the wind up date, the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program will continue to operate without disruption. This includes the operation of the Industry Stewardship Plans managed by the Automotive Materials Stewardship, the Product Care Association and SodaStream. Please contact Stewardship Ontario directly for any operational inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.