From March 30 to May 14, 2021, the Authority consulted on its proposed 2021 Registry fees for tires, batteries and electronics. These are fees that registrants pay to the Authority annually to cover the Authority’s costs related to building and operating the Registry, and compliance and enforcement activities.
We hosted two webinars to describe the methodology used to calculate the proposed fees and gain feedback from registrants and other interested stakeholders. Stakeholders also submitted their feedback by email. The Authority considered all feedback received during the consultation as it finalized the 2021 fees for tires, batteries and electronics. Read the consultation report.
The fees were approved on May 18, 2021. View the 2021 Registry Fee Schedule for tires, batteries and electronics.
The 2021 Registry fees apply only to producers, consistent with the objectives of the RRCEA to hold producers individually accountable and financially responsible for the products and packaging they supply into the Ontario market. Producer responsibility organizations (PROs) and other service providers such as collectors, processors and haulers are not required to pay Registry fees.
The Authority’s 2021 Registry fees also continue to be based on a mixed variable and fixed model to ensure equity and fairness for small and medium-sized businesses and to support the objectives of the producer responsibility framework of the RRCEA:
- For tires, the Authority has maintained the base 2021 Registry fees for large producers at the same level set in 2020 at 13.5 cents/tire. There was no material surplus or deficit in the program in 2020 to require an adjustment in the base fee in 2021. The de minimis threshold and $75 flat fee for small producers remains the same.
- For batteries and EEE, the base 2021 Registry fees for large producers has been set at 4 cents/kg, a 0.6 cent/kg increase from 2020 due to a deficit in the program in 2020. For small producers, the de minimis threshold has been aligned with the regulations and a new $75 flat fee has been introduced to be consistent across all RRCEA programs.
As in 2020, producers obligated under the Tires Regulation, the Batteries Regulation and the Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) Regulation are required to pay Registry fees to the Authority in 2021 (i.e. producers of tires, batteries and information technology, telecommunications and audio-visual (ITT/AV) equipment).
This proposal outlines the proposed 2021 Registry fees for tires, batteries and electronics.
The Authority intends to consult on 2021 Registry fees for Blue Box materials and Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) when the final Blue Box and HSP regulations are released. This second consultation will also provide details on proposed Registry program budget allocations for 2021. Any difference between revenues generated through the 2021 Registry fees for tires and batteries and EEE and program budgets allocated following the release of the Blue Box and HSP regulations will be reconciled when setting 2022 fees.