From Monday, May 31 – Friday, June 11, 2021, the Authority consulted on Stewardship Ontario’s (SO) proposed Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Wind Up Plan (WUP): Program Extension Addendum. Review the Program Extension Addendum here.
We hosted a webinar on Monday, June 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to review the proposed Program Extension Addendum. Click here to view the webinar recording.
The Authority will consider all feedback received during the consultation period when approving the Program Extension Addendum. The Minister anticipates that the Authority will approve the amended plan no later than June 30, 2021.
On April 12, 2018, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks directed SO to wind up the MHSW Program to enable the transition of hazardous or special materials to the individual producer responsibility (IPR) regulatory framework outlined in the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA).
The MHSW Program had previously been directed to wind up on June 30, 2021, but in April 2021, the wind-up date was extended to September 30, 2021, by Minister’s direction. This direction does not apply to the single-use batteries category which transitioned to the RRCEA on June 30, 2020. SO held a consultation from May 18 to May 25, 2021, reviewing the necessary changes to the MHSW WUP reporting deadlines for stakeholders and updated financial information in relation to the extension of the MHSW WUP. SO submitted its proposed MHSW WUP: Program Extension Addendum to the Authority on May 28, 2021.
The operation of the waste diversion program for MHSW will cease on September 30, 2021, and starting October 1, 2021, these materials will be subject to IPR requirements under the RRCEA. Visit our MHSW webpage for more information on the program wind up.