From June 26 to August 10, 2020, the Authority consulted on its proposed 2020 Registry fees for tires, batteries and electronics. These are fees that registrants pay to the Authority to cover the Authority’s costs related to building and operating the Registry, and compliance and enforcement activities.
2020 is the first year that Registry fees include multiple material groups. Tires was the only group required to pay Registry fees to the Authority in 2018 and 2019, as it was the sole material designated under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA). Batteries is the second material designated under the RRCEA and will transition on July 1, 2020. Waste electronics is scheduled to transition to the new framework on January 1, 2021. The regulation designating waste electronics under the RRCEA is expected to be finalized by the government soon. Registrants obligated under the Tires Regulation, the Batteries Regulation and the soon-to-be finalized Electronics Regulation will all be required to pay Registry fees to the Authority in 2020.
This proposal outlines the proposed 2020 Registry fees for tires, batteries and electronics, as well as context for setting each material fee.
The proposed fees for electronics are based on an assumption that the soon-to-be finalized Electronics Regulation will cover the same range of materials currently accepted as part of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Program operated by Ontario Electronic Stewardship. If the final Electronics Regulation differs substantially from the Authority’s assumptions, the final fees will be revised accordingly.
Provide your feedback
We hosted two webinars to describe the methodology used to calculate the proposed fees and gain feedback from registrants and other interested stakeholders. The same information was presented at each session.
Stakeholders also submitted their feedback by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Authority will consider the feedback received during the consultation to finalize the 2020 fees. The final fees will be posted to the Authority’s website and stakeholders will be notified when they have been posted.