A Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) processor is a person who processes, for the purpose of resource recovery, HSP used by consumers in Ontario.
What are my obligations under the HSP Regulation?
Click the headings below to learn more about your obligations as an HSP processor.
If you are a processor under the HSP Regulation, you are required to register with RPRA.
HSP processors, also commonly referred to as a service provider, were required to register with RPRA by August 31, 2021. Producers, or PROs acting on their behalf, can only rely on service providers who are registered with RPRA.
Recycling Efficiency Rate (RER) Reporting for processors of Categories A, B and C
Processors of categories A, B and C are required to submit an annual report that contains a verified recycling efficiency rate (RER) of each material at each of the processor’s facilities.
Processors were required to submit their first report for each type of HSP they process by July 31, 2022. The RER must be verified in accordance with the HSP Verification and Audit Registry Procedure, the verifier must prepare a verification report that includes:
- A description of the methodology used by the verifier;
- The information reviewed by the verifier; and
- The results of the verification.
As of January 1, 2023, producers or PROs on their behalf, can rely on HSP processors listed on RPRA’s website to meet their management requirements that start in 2023. The list will be updated as required. View the list of HSP processors here.
2023 RER Reporting Requirements
RPRA has decided that processors already included on the HSP processor lists are not required to submit an RER Verification Report in 2023.
Processors who are not currently on the list, including new market entrants, will still be required to submit an RER Verification Report in 2023. RPRA will update the list as needed.
RPRA is currently working with Dillon Consulting to develop a new HSP RER Calculation and Verification Procedure. More information on the consultation process can be found on RPRA’s website.
Annual Performance Report
Beginning in 2023, processors are required to submit a separate annual performance report for each material they process (excluding fertilizers) with the following information from October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022:
- The weight of material received from an HSP hauler and their name, contact information and RPRA registration number.
- The weight of material received from a person other than an HSP hauler and their name and contact information and RPRA registration number.
- The weight of recovered resources.
- A list of the types of resources recovered.
- The weight of materials processed from that type of HSP that were:
- Land disposed,
- Used as a fuel or a fuel supplement, or
- Stored, stockpiled, used as daily landfill cover or otherwise deposited on land
- The weight of material that was sent by the processor to another person for the purpose of making recovered resources and the types of products made by that other person.
- The weight of any materials received from outside of Ontario.
- The name, contact information and RPRA registration number of the PRO(s), if the processor belongs to a PRO(s) management system.
The recycling efficiency rate at each processor’s facility (excluding pesticides) in accordance with the HSP Verification and Audit Procedure.
Going forward, the report will include the information from the previous calendar year only.
Beginning October 1, 2021, processors that accept more than 50 kilograms of HSP on a single day from a person who is not a hauler are required to keep records for a period of five years from the date of the record being created.
Processors must keep records that relate to the following:
- The person’s name and contact information.
- The weight of material accepted on that day from that person.
Upcoming Important Dates
|Register with RPRA||Categories A, B (excluding pesticides), C and E||Within 30 days of processing HSP|
|Submit annual performance report based on activities from October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022||Categories A, B (excluding pesticides), C and E||September 15, 2023*|
We are here to help you understand your requirements
To learn more about the HSP Regulation or to view past webinars and presentations, visit our Learning Series webpage on Understanding Ontario’s New Hazardous and Special Products Regulation.