Register as a lighting PRO under the EEE Regulation

Beginning January 1, 2023, lighting producers are individually accountable and financially responsible for collecting and reusing, refurbishing or recycling their products when consumers in Ontario discard them. Under the Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) Regulation, producers can choose to contract with a business, also known as a producer responsibility organization (PRO), to provide collection, management and administrative services to help them meet their regulatory obligations.

PROs are encouraged to register with RPRA prior to producer registration, which will open later this year. Producers can only work with PROs that are registered with RPRA. A list of registered PROs, along with their contact information, will be added to the RPRA website for producers to reference.

If you are interested in becoming a lighting PRO, contact RPRA’s Compliance and Registry Team at or 1-833-600-0530.

Additional information on PROs

A PRO is retained by a producer to carry out the following requirements:

  • Arranging the establishment or operation of collection and management systems (hauling, recycling, reuse or refurbishment services)
  • Establishing or operating a collection or management system
  • Preparing and submitting reports

PROs operate in a competitive market and producers can choose the PRO (or PROs) they want to work with. The terms and conditions of each contract with a PRO may vary.

Learn more about PROs here.