Proposed Hazardous and Special Products Regulation Posted for Feedback

The Government of Ontario is consulting on its proposed Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016. To view the draft regulation, visit the Environmental Registry of Ontario.

The new regulation will support the transition of the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) program to a new system that makes producers environmentally accountable and financially responsible for their products at end-of-life.

The proposed HSP regulation outlines the following:

  • Establishing a robust collection network where consumers can drop off their HSP for free
  • Managing all collected materials properly, including meeting procedures for managing end-of-life products by recycling where possible, or proper disposal
  • Providing promotion and education materials to increase consumer awareness
  • Registering with the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority
  • Reporting, record keeping and other requirements to ensure an equitable compliance and enforcement framework

The government is seeking feedback on the proposed regulation from February 11, 2021, to March 28, 2021. To provide your feedback, visit the Environmental Registry of Ontario.

The government will be holding webinars to consult on the proposed regulation. If you are interested in participating, contact

The Authority will be the regulator mandated by the Government of Ontario to enforce the HSP regulation requirements when it takes effect. Learn more.