RPRA to establish a Public Reporting Working Group to develop and implement an action plan for enhancing public reporting of resource recovery data and compliance activities

In response to feedback received during RPRA’s consultation on Enhancing Public Reporting of Resource Recovery Data and RPRA Compliance Activities, RPRA will establish an internal Public Reporting Working Group made of senior RPRA staff to develop and implement a Public Reporting Action Plan.

The action plan will include improvements to RPRA’s resource recovery performance reports and a plan to report on compliance activities. The internal working group will engage further with stakeholders to further understand and respond to the feedback received during the consultation on public reporting held between June 22 to August 5, 2022.

Stakeholder feedback and RPRA’s responses are summarized in the consultation report. Read the consultation report here. Appendix C in the consultation report contains a complete list of recommendations received and RPRA’s response to each of them.

RPRA is responsible for providing information to the public about Ontario’s progress in advancing a circular economy, including reporting publicly on how producers are meeting the resource recovery requirements set out in the regulations. RPRA is also required to report publicly on compliance and enforcement activities.

For 2023, RPRA will publish reports on the following schedule:

  • Resource recovery reports:
    • Winter 2023: Blue Box materials, hazardous and special products (HSP) and lighting supply data reported to RPRA in fall 2022.
    • Fall 2023: Supply and performance data reported to RPRA in spring and summer 2023 for tires, batteries, ITT/AV and HSP; and Blue Box and lighting supply data reported to RPRA in 2023.
  • Compliance activity reports:
    Q2 2023: 2022 compliance activity report.

Visit RPRA’s Resource Recovery Reports webpage to review the publicly reported resource recovery information currently available.