Authority approves Program Extension Addendum to MHSW Program Wind-Up Plan

On June 22, 2021, the Authority approved Stewardship Ontario’s (SO) Program Extension Addendum to the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program Wind-Up Plan (WUP).

The Program Extension Addendum outlines the necessary changes to the MHSW WUP reporting deadlines for stakeholders and updated financial information in relation to the extension. Read the Authority’s approval letter here.

In April 2021, the MHSW Program wind-up date was extended from June 30, 2021, to September 30, 2021, by Minister’s direction. This direction does not apply to the single-use batteries category which transitioned to the new producer responsibility framework outlined in the Batteries Regulation under the RRCEA on June 30, 2020.

SO held a consultation from May 18 to May 25, 2021, reviewing the necessary changes to the MHSW WUP and submitted its proposed MHSW WUP: Program Extension Addendum to the Authority on May 28, 2021.

The Authority’s approval was based on stakeholder feedback received through both SO’s consultation and the Authority’s consultation held between May 31 and June 11, as well as an assessment of the addendum’s compliance with the Minister’s directions.

For details on the implementation of the MHSW Wind-Up Plan, visit SO’s website or email

For more information on the MHSW WUP Program Extension Addendum consultation, visit our past consultations page.