A processor is a person who processes blue box material that was supplied to a consumer in Ontario for the purposes of resource recovery.
Under the Blue Box Regulation, processors work with producers (or producer responsibility organizations operating on their behalf), who are required to establish and operate a collection and management system for blue box materials.
Registration and reporting requirements
Processors must register with the Authority on or before April 1, 2022.
Beginning in 2024, processors are also required to report annually to the Authority.
More information will be made available on registration and reporting in the future.
Information on Stewardship Ontario’s Blue Box Program
Stewardship Ontario will continue to operate the Blue Box Program on behalf of stewards until December 31, 2025, once all municipalities and First Nation communities have transitioned their programs to the new framework. Visit Stewardship Ontario’s website for more information on the transition of the current program, and direct any operational inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the current program operated by Stewardship Ontario, including the Blue Box Program Plan and other program documents, the Blue Box Steward Funding Obligation, the Municipal Funding Allocation Model (MFAM), the InKind Advertising Program and Datacall, visit our Blue Box Program page.