Understanding Ontario’s New Blue Box Regulation

Blue Box Producer Obligations

On February 6, 2023, RPRA hosted a webinar to help producers of Blue Box materials understand how to prepare to meet their producer obligations prior to July 1, 2023, when the first communities in Ontario transition to receiving services under the Blue Box Regulation. Topics covered included:

  • Individual Producer Responsibility
  • Management, Collection and Promotion & Education Requirements
  • Meeting Your Obligations
  • The Compliance Framework

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Blue Box Registry Portal Walkthrough for Producers

On October 20, 2022, we hosted a webinar to help producers of Blue Box materials navigate the Blue Box Registry Portal and answer questions. Topics included how to:

  • Complete your supply report
  • Manage your PRO
  • Manage users in your account

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Ask the Registrar: Blue Box Regulation Amendments

The Government of Ontario has made amendments to the Blue Box Regulation to clarify the process for creating the province-wide system for collecting Blue Box materials that will be operated by producer responsibility organizations (or PROs) on behalf of producers. Learn more about the amendments.

On May 18, 2022, we hosted a virtual Q&A session with Mary Cummins, RPRA’s Registrar, to help registrants and other stakeholders better understand the amendments. Topics included:

  • An overview of the Blue Box Regulation amendments
  • Questions received about the amendments to date
  • Open Q&A

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Municipal Reporting Under the Blue Box Regulation

On September 8, 2021, we hosted our second webinar in our Understanding Ontario’s New Blue Box Regulation learning series. During this webinar, we explained the reporting process for municipalities and answered questions. Topics included:

  • Why municipalities have to report
  • Who needs to report
  • Reporting deadlines
  • How to complete the Initial and Transition Reports

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Understanding Your Requirements as a Blue Box Producer

On August 18, 2021, we hosted a webinar where we walked through the regulatory requirements for producers of Blue Box materials to help them understand and meet their obligations under the new regulation. Topics included:

  • Obligated Blue Box materials
  • Who is a Blue Box producer?
  • Registration and reporting requirements
  • Working with producer responsibility organizations (or PROs)

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Note: The sections on rule creators and the rule creation process are no longer applicable due to the amendments made to the Blue Box Regulation on April 14, 2022. Learn more.