The 2021 Datacall is now open 

The Datacall is the source of data for determining the net Blue Box system cost and for allocating funding under the Blue Box Program Plan. Each Ontario program (municipality, recycling association or First Nation community) providing recycling services must complete the Datacall to be eligible for Blue Box funding. RPRA also uses the Datacall to determine residential waste diversion rates by program and the province overall.

To be eligible for Blue Box funding in 2023, programs must submit their 2021 Datacall report to RPRA by no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022. A 10% late penalty will be applied to submissions received after the deadline.

To submit the 2021 Datacall report, use the following link:

See below for information to help complete this year’s Datacall report.

Removal of Best Practice Questions

In 2021, in collaboration with the Municipal Industry Program Committee (MIPC), RPRA approved changes to simplify the Municipal Funding Allocation Model (MFAM). As a result of the changes, Section 2.4 Best Practices has been removed from the Datacall, starting with the 2021 Datacall, as these questions are no longer needed to calculate program funding. Learn more about the simplified MFAM.

Short-form Datacall Eligibility

If your program qualifies for the Short-form Datacall, the primary user will be able to select either the Standard-form or the Short-form after they have logged in.

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