Under the Blue Box Regulation, producers are required to register and report their 2020 supply data to the Authority on or before October 1, 2021. Producers will also be required to pay their 2021 Registry fee when submitting their 2020 supply data.
Here are some FAQs to help producers get started:
Am I a producer under the new regulation?
The Blue Box Regulation applies to producers of products and packaging supplied to consumers in Ontario. Most stewards in the current Blue Box Program administered by Stewardship Ontario will be obligated as producers under the new regulation. For more information on who is obligated as a producer, visit our producer webpage.
I already reported my 2020 supply data to Stewardship Ontario through the WeRecycle Portal. Do I have to report again to the Authority?
Yes. If you previously reported your 2020 supply data to Stewardship Ontario through the WeRecycle portal, you must also report your 2020 supply data to the Authority in order to meet your requirements under the Blue Box Regulation. Read more in our FAQ.
When do I need to sign up with a PRO?
There are no deadlines for a producer to sign up with a producer responsibility organization (or PRO), and producers are not required to have a contract with a PRO prior to the October 1 registration deadline. Learn more about PROs.