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Hazardous and Special Products PROs

A producer responsibility organization (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 Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) Regulation, including:

  • arranging, establishing or operating a collection or management system
  • arranging, establishing or operating a promotion and education system
  • preparing and submitting reports

PROs operate in a competitive market and producers can choose the PRO(s) they want to work with. The terms and conditions of each contract with a PRO may vary.

Signing up with a PRO

The following PROs are registered with the Authority. Click the PRO’s name to view which HSP materials they offer services for and their contact information.

Offering services for oil filters, oil containers and antifreeze.

Offering services for oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze, paints and coatings, solvents, non-refillable pressurized containers, refillable propane containers, barometers, thermometers, and thermostats.

Offering services for oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze, solvents and refillable pressurized containers.

Offering services for solvents, paints and coatings, pesticides, fertilizers, refillable propane containers, and non-refillable pressurized containers.

Offering services for refillable propane tanks, and non-refillable pressurized containers.

Offering services for oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze, solvents, paints and coatings, pesticides, fertilizers, non-refillable and refillable pressurized containers, refillable propane containers, barometers, thermometers and thermostats.

Offering services for refillable propane containers.

Offering services for thermostats.

PRO obligations under the HSP Regulation

As of October 1, 2021, HSP producers are individually accountable and financially responsible for collecting and managing their products when consumers discard them. A PRO that has entered into an agreement with a producer is required under the HSP regulation to satisfy the requirements that apply to the producer and the type of HSP.

PROs acting on behalf of producers should visit our HSP producer’s webpage to understand their regulatory obligations.

A PRO must register with the Authority within 30 days of being retained by an HSP producer.

If you are interested in registering as a PRO for HSP, contact our Compliance and Registry Team at registry@rpra.ca or at 1-833-600-0530.

Annual Performance Report

Beginning in 2023, PROs acting on behalf of a producer are required to submit an annual performance report.

Reports on oil filters and non-pressurized containers must include the following:

  • the weight of the material(s) supplied to consumers in Ontario
  • a separate report for each type of HSP
  • the weight of recovered resources accounted for by the producer for the purposes of satisfying their management requirement
  • a list of all collection services provided, including collection sites, collection events, and call-in collection services
  • a description of the activities undertaken by the producer to comply with the promotion and education requirements
  • the weight of materials processed from that type of HSP that were:
    • land disposed,
    • incinerated,
    • used as a fuel or a fuel supplement, or
    • stored, stockpiled, used as daily landfill cover or otherwise deposited on land
  • the name and contact information of each processor or disposal facility

Reports on oil containers, antifreeze, pesticides, refillable pressurized containers, solvents, paints and coatings must include the following:

  • the weight of the material(s) supplied to consumers in Ontario
  • a separate report for each type of HSP
  • the weight of recovered resources
  • a list of all collection services provided, including collection sites, collection events, and call-in collection services
  • a description of the activities undertaken by the producer to comply with the promotion and education requirements
  • the weight of materials processed from that type of HSP that were:
    • land disposed,
    • incinerated,
    • used as a fuel or a fuel supplement, or
    • stored, stockpiled, used as daily landfill cover or otherwise deposited on land
  • the name and contact information of each processor or disposal facility

Reports on mercury containing barometers, thermometers and thermostats must include the following:

  • a separate report for each type of HSP
  • a list of all collection services provided, including collection sites, collection events, and call-in collection services
  • a description of the activities undertaken by the producer to comply with the promotion and education requirements
  • the weight of mercury recovered from that type of HSP
  • the weight of materials processed from that type of HSP that were
    • land disposed,
    • incinerated,
    • used as a fuel or a fuel supplement, or
    • stored, stockpiled, used as daily landfill cover or otherwise deposited on land
  • the name and contact information of each processor or disposal facility

Reports on fertilizers must include the following:

  • a description of the activities undertaken by the producer to comply with the promotion and education requirements

Note: there are no annual reporting requirements for refillable propane containers.

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.

If you have questions relating to the HSP Regulation, contact our Compliance and Registry Team at registry@rpra.ca or 1-833-600-0530 for support.