Development of Recycling Efficiency Rate (RER) Calculation and Verification Procedures for Batteries, ITT/AV, Lighting, and HSP

RPRA has retained Dillon Consulting Limited (Dillon) to develop  Recycling Efficiency Rate (RER) Calculation and Verification Procedures for batteries, ITT/AV, lighting, and hazardous and special products (HSP). These procedures will be referenced in 2024 when processors submit an annual report that verifies their RER. RPRA and Dillon will be consulting with stakeholders from the affected programs and the public in two phases to develop the RER Verification procedures.

Phase One (Beginning March 2023. Feedback due April 14)

While developing these procedures, Dillon and RPRA will be engaging with PROs and processors of batteries, ITT/AV, lighting, and HSP to gather information about their company’s operations and share preliminary insights. All PROs that are registered with RPRA, and processors that are listed on RPRA’s website, received an invite to attend either a virtual group discussion or a 1:1 virtual session with their company, Dillon and a member of RPRA’s Compliance Team.

An opportunity to submit additional feedback is also available outside of the consultation sessions. If you did not participate in an interview or would like to provide additional feedback and insights, please answer the Phase One consultation questions and email your answers to Stakeholders are encouraged to submit their feedback up until April 14, 2023. These insights will be taken into consideration during the development of the initial draft of the procedures.

Phase Two (Beginning Fall of 2023)

A public webinar is anticipated to be held in the Fall of 2023 to review the initial draft of the procedures and gather additional feedback. PROs, processors, and other stakeholders will be invited to participate again at that time.


Under the Batteries, Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), and Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) Regulations, producers, or PROs on their behalf, are required to use registered processors that have met the RER requirements, to meet producer management requirements.

For the 2023 reporting period, RPRA has decided that batteries, ITT/AV, and HSP processors already listed on the website are not required to submit an RER Verification Report in 2023. Processors who are not currently on the lists, including new market entrants, will still be required to submit an RER Verification Report in 2023 if they wish to be added to RPRA’s website. RPRA will update the lists as needed.

Lighting processors are required to submit their first RER report in 2024 and will reference this procedure once developed.