In determining whether an obligated producer used best efforts to meet their management requirements, the Compliance Team will consider whether the producer, acting in good faith, took all reasonable steps to meet the requirements outlined in the applicable regulation.
For example, best efforts in the context of management requirements may involve a producer regularly monitoring the volume of material being collected and managed, and implementing plans for increasing those volumes if the requirements are unlikely to be met.
Producers can contact the Compliance Team to ask specific questions about fulfilling their obligations.
Account Admins must add any new, or manage existing, Primary Contacts under the program they wish to give them access to in order for the Primary Contact to be able to submit a report (e.g., permissions to view and complete reports).
To Manage contacts on your Registry account, please see the following steps:
- Log into your account
- Once you are logged in, click on the drop-down arrow in the top right corner and select Manage Users
- Under Actions, click Manage to update preferences of existing users
- Click Add New User to add an additional contact to your account
- To give reporting access to a Primary Contact, select the program from the drop-down that you would like to grant them access to
RPRA does not vet PROs before listing them on the website. Any business that registers as a PRO will be listed. Producers should do their own due diligence when determining which PRO to work with.
For the reporting period ending September 30, 2021, producers of batteries and ITT/AV are required to report the following:
If you are a producer of ITT/AV, you are required to report:
- The weight of ITT/AV supplied in 2019
- If applicable, the weight of post-consumer recycled content or products eligible for a reduction in management requirement (outlined in the EEE Verification and Audit Procedure) supplied in Ontario for 2019
To learn what specific ITT/AV are required to be reported, read our Compliance Bulletin What ITT/AV needs to be reported?
If you are a producer of single-use batteries, you are required to report:
- The weight of single-use batteries supplied in 2020
- If applicable, the weight (if any), of post-consumer recycled content contained in the batteries supplied in Ontario for 2020
If you are a producer of rechargeable batteries, you are required to report:
- The weight of rechargeable batteries supplied in 2019
- If applicable, the weight of post-consumer recycled content contained in the batteries supplied in Ontario for 2019
You can use our weight conversion factor to determine weights, in which case you will need to determine the number of units sold into Ontario for each applicable material. For more information, visit our Battery Verification and Audit Procedure.
To learn what specific batteries are required to be reported, read our Compliance Bulletin What batteries need to be reported?
The Authority has migrated the data submitted by producers in the excel spreadsheet earlier in 2021 into the Registry.
When a producer gains access to their Batteries or ITT/AV account, they will notice the submission date for the 2020 report to be January 31, 2021. The Authority understands that this may not be the exact date that each individual producer submitted their data.
In 2020, the Authority’s Registrar did not require producers to meet the November 30, 2020, registration deadline. The Registrar extended the deadline to January 31, 2021, to support producers with gathering the necessary information needed for registration, which included producers of single-use batteries to submit their 2019 supply data, producers of rechargeable batteries and producers of ITT/AV to submit their 2018 supply data as well as pay for their 2020 registry fees.
The September 30, 2021, deadline is for producers of single-use batteries to submit 2020 supply data, producers of rechargeable batteries and producers of ITT/AV to submit 2019 supply data, along with paying for their 2021 registry fees. The 2021 deadline was moved to September due to the development of the registry and the fees consultation.
Beginning 2022, the registration deadline for the battery annual supply report will be April 30 of every year.
If you are concerned about the fee you were charged, you should contact the business that charged you the fee to request a more detailed explanation of how the fee was determined.
If you are concerned about a tire handling fee, you can contact the Compliance and Registry Team at email@example.com and our team will review to ensure that the rules for charging tire fees were followed.
No. An environmental fee is not a government tax and cannot be represented as mandatory, a regulatory charge, or a RPRA fee. It is a fee charged at the discretion of a business to recover their costs related to recycling the product.
There is no set environmental fee for any product. The amount of the fee charged is decided by the business and must reflect the actual cost of recycling that product.
The tires regulation has specific rules about how a visible fee is communicated to consumers, and how tire retailers and producers must document and report on their use of visible fees. Refer to the compliance bulletin Charging Tire Fees to Consumers for details.