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Understanding Ontario’s Hazardous and Special Products Regulation

The Understanding Ontario’s Hazardous and Special Products Regulation Learning Series Event was designed to help those affected by the regulation understand and meet their obligations, and participate in the new market for recycling, reusing and refurbishing automotive materials (oil filters, oil containers and antifreeze), solvents, paints and coatings, pesticides, fertilizers, mercury-containing devices (barometers, thermometers and thermostats) and pressurized containers (non-refillable pressurized containers, refillable pressurized containers, refillable propane containers).

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On October 1, 2021, following the wind up of the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program operated by Stewardship Ontario, the Hazardous and Special Products Regulation came into effect. RPRA held an event and created supportive documents to help affected stakeholders with understanding their obligations.

On September 15, 2021, RPRA hosted a webinar to help producers understand their requirements under the Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) Regulation. During this webinar, RPRA’s Deputy Registrar, Mary Cummins, explained upcoming producer reporting and registration requirements, reviewed future requirements and answered questions. Topics included:

  • Obligated HSP materials
  • Producer definitions
  • Registration and reporting requirements
  • Working with producer responsibility organizations (or PROs)

View the presentation materials:

In September 2021, RPRA created a presentation for HSP haulers, processors, disposal facilities and PROs that provides an overview of the HSP Regulation and information on their regulatory requirements. View the presentation slides here.

For further details on regulatory requirements, service providers should visit the following webpages:

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