A person is considered a battery producer under the Batteries Regulation if they supply batteries into Ontario and:

  • are the brand holder of the battery and have residency in Canada
  • have residency in Ontario and import batteries from outside of Ontario
  • have residency in Ontario and markets directly to consumers in Ontario (e.g. online sales)
  • does not have residency in Ontario and markets directly to consumers in Ontario (e.g. online sales)

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  • A battery hauler is a person that arranges the transport of batteries used in Ontario that are destined for processing, reuse, refurbishing or disposal.
  • A battery refurbisher is a person that prepares or refurbishes used batteries for reuse for the purposes of resource recovery.
  • A battery processor is a person that processes batteries used in Ontario for the purposes of resource recovery.

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If you are a First Nation or municipality that collects batteries at a depot or through collection events or if you are a retailer or organization that provides collection boxes at your location you do not have registration or reporting requirements under the Batteries Regulation as a collector. You may have responsibilities if you are a collector who is also a producer or a hauler.

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A PRO is a business established to contract with producers to provide collection, management and administrative services to help producers meet their regulatory obligations under the Batteries Regulation, including:

  • Arranging the establishment or operation of battery collection and management systems (hauling, recycling, reuse or refurbishment services).
  • Establishing or operating a collection or management system
  • Preparing and submitting reports

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