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MHSW Wind-Up Plan: Residual Funds Addendum

The Authority consulted on Stewardship Ontario’s (SO) proposed Residual Funds Addendum to the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Wind-Up Plan from January 20, 2020 until January 31, 2020. The Authority approved the Addendum on February 20, 2020.

The Addendum was assessed for compliance with the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016 (WDTA), consistency with the Minister’s direction and conformance to the Authority’s Wind-Up Guide.


On December 20, 2019, the Minister issued a direction letter to the Authority and SO clarifying how MHSW residual funds should be managed once the program winds up.

On December 27, 2019, the Authority approved the SO MHSW Wind-Up Plan with conditions, one of which relates to the Minister’s December 2019 direction: “SO shall revise any sections of the Plan that refer to or deal with the management of residual funds to ensure consistency with the Minister’s direction received on December 20, 2019 and shall submit the revised Wind Up Plan to the Authority for approval.

As a result of the Minister’s direction, SO submitted a proposed Residual Funds Addendum to the MHSW Wind-Up Plan to the Authority. The Minister noted his expectation that the revisions to the Plan be approved by the Authority no later than February 29, 2020.

Consultation Process

The Authority held a webinar on January 22, 2020 and invited stakeholders who had participated in the consultation on the MHSW Program Wind-Up Plan in 2019.

The Authority considered all comments received during the consultation period while approving the Addendum. Read the consultation report.

Consultation Materials

Date and TimeWebinar DetailsMaterials
Wednesday, January 22, 2020• Purpose of the Consultation
• Background
o MHSW Program
o Minister’s Direction on Management of Residual Funds
o Residual Funds vs Surplus Funds
o MHSW Program Residual Fund Forecast
• SO’s Proposed Residual Fund Addendum to the MHSW
Wind-Up Plan
o Eligibility
o Share Calculation Methodology
o Payment Process
o De Minimus Threshold

Presented by RPRA staff
Presentation Slides
Presentation Recording