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Draft regulations for waste electronics and batteries posted

The Government of Ontario has posted its proposed regulations for specified electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries. To view the regulations, visit the Environmental Registry of Ontario.

The new regulations will support the transition of existing waste diversion programs for waste electronics and batteries to a new system that makes producers environmentally accountable and financially responsible for their products at end-of-life. The proposed regulations outline several requirements, including:

  • Establishing collection networks
  • Achieving resource recovery (i.e. reduction, reuse and recycling) targets
  • Educating consumers
  • Registering with and reporting to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority
  • Other requirements, including record keeping and third-party audits

The government is seeking feedback on the proposed regulations from May 9 – June 23, 2019. To provide your feedback, visit the Environmental Registry of Ontario.

The government will be holding two webinar sessions on May 22 and May 28 (from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. both days) to consult on the proposed regulations. Contact Tammy Nguyen, Policy Co-op, at Tammy.Nguyen2@ontario.ca or (416) 327-6380 by Friday, May 17, 2019 to register.

If you have questions about the proposed EEE and battery regulations, contact Krista Friesen, Senior Policy Advisor, Resource Recovery Policy Branch at krista.friesen@ontario.ca or (416) 314-4138.

The Authority will be the regulator mandated by the Government of Ontario to enforce the requirements of the EEE and batteries regulations when they take effect. Learn more.