Frequently Asked Questions
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The HWP Registry is unable to accept partial payments for invoices issued to an account. Monthly invoices will include the applicable fees for all manifests completed during the previous month and will break fees down by facility. Consider an internal business process to bill back each facility as required.
See FAQ: Can we set up separate invoices for each facility within one account?
See FAQ: What information is included on an invoice for HWP Registry fees?
Admin Primary Secondary Receive invoice notifications via email ⚫ ⚫ Pay invoices in the Registry ⚫ ⚫ ⚫ Download invoices in the Registry ⚫ ⚫ ⚫ Filter invoices by facility, date, invoice number, payment status ⚫ ⚫ ⚫ View manifests with fees ⚫ ⚫ ⚫ Download manifests with fees reports ⚫ ⚫ ⚫ Receive separate invoices for each facility within one account Not Applicable Pre-payment of invoices Not Applicable Make partial payment to invoices Not Applicable
RPRA has developed a library of resources to support Registry users navigate the online system and meet their regulatory requirements. RPRA consistently adds to this pool of resources based on upcoming requirements, emerging needs, and questions we receive from stakeholders.
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Yes, a generator can sign a manifest on a carrier’s device. This may occur if the generator does not have their own device to sign off on at the time of waste pick-up or if the signee is not a user in their company’s Registry account.
This quick reference guide outlines the steps for obtaining the generator signature on the carrier’s device.
Yes, receivers in other jurisdictions that receive waste from Ontario must have an account in RPRA’s Hazardous Waste Program Registry in order to complete the receiver information on a manifest. Regulation 347: General – Waste Management under the Environmental Protection Act states that a carrier is only allowed to transport subject waste out of Ontario to a receiving facility outside Ontario if they have reason to believe the intended receiver is willing to submit the required receiver manifest information through the registry.
Registrants can access past invoices in their Registry account under a new tab labelled “Invoices”. See sample screenshot below.
RPRA received a ruling from the CRA that HST must be charged on its fees under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA). RPRA has determined that this ruling applies to all RRCEA producer responsibility programs and the Excess Soil and Hazardous Waste programs.
Before January 1, 2023, you paid Hazardous Waste fees to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. Now, you are paying fees to RPRA to cover the costs of building, operating and providing support for the new HWP Registry. These RPRA fees are subject to HST.
Starting January 1, 2023, RPRA will collect 13% HST on all fees at the time of fee payment.
This decision is based on a ruling RPRA received from the CRA in which HST must be charged on its fees under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA). RPRA has determined that this ruling applies to all RRCEA producer responsibility programs and the Excess Soil and Hazardous Waste programs.
On December 22, 2022, RPRA will reissue invoices that were issued prior to January 1, 2023, amended to indicate that 13% HST was paid. From December 22 onwards, registrants will be able to access the amended invoices in their Registry accounts under a new tab labelled “Invoices”. The amended invoice will show an HST amount as well as the date the amended invoice was reissued.
- On the amended invoices there have been no changes to the Invoice Total and registrants will not be required to pay any additional monies to RPRA for past invoices.
- Registrants may be able to claim input tax credits for the HST collected on RPRA fees, for both the amended invoices and new invoices issued January 1, 2023, onwards. However, RPRA is not in a position to provide tax advice and suggests you consult your internal or external accountants to seek their counsel.
- All new invoices issued effective January 1, 2023, will contain appropriate information identifying the amount of the HST and other relevant details. These invoices will also be displayed under the “Invoices” tab in a registrants’ Registry account.
Yes. The general public can search for generators and view information about their registered facilities and wastes at the following website: https://hazardouswaste-registrations.rpra.ca/s/
The new HWP Registry has been built to allow draft manifests to be easily created in the new system. Facility and waste stream information can be automatically applied to the manifest through easy lookups and tables, using a web browser or the mobile app. Additionally, manifests can be ‘copied’ for reuse when the same or similar shipments happen more than once.
See below materials showing how to initiate manifests.
See here for manifesting a shipment as a receiver
If you deal with a high volume of manifests, you may wish to make use of the Registry’s external API that allows for automatic integration between external systems and the Registry. Contact RPRA_External_API_Support_Team@rpra.ca for more information.