The Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA) designates automotive materials (oil filters, oil containers and antifreeze), solvents, paints and coatings, pesticides, fertilizers, mercury-containing devices (barometers, thermometers and thermostats) and pressurized containers (non-refillable pressurized containers, refillable pressurized containers, refillable propane containers), under Ontario’s individual producer responsibility (IPR) regulatory framework.

IPR makes producers accountable for their products and packaging once consumers are finished with them; sets mandatory and enforceable requirements for resource recovery; and gives producers choices for resource recovery services in a competitive market.

On September 30, 2021, the operation of the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program operated by Stewardship Ontario will cease and starting October 1, 2021, HSP producers will be individually accountable and financially responsible for requirements set out under the regulation.

Materials included in the regulation:

  • Automotive materials
    • Oil filters
    • Oil containers
    • Antifreeze
  • Solvents, paints and coatings
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Pressurized containers
    • Non-refillable pressurized containers
    • Refillable pressurized containers
    • Refillable propane containers
  • Mercury-containing devices
    • Barometers
    • Thermometers
    • Thermostats

Mercury-containing devices were not designated under the MHSW program and are new materials designated under the HSP Regulation.

Signing up with a PRO

A producer responsibility organization, or 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 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

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.

Website: www.crystal-clean.com
Phone: 1-800-387-0573
Email: lindsey.munro@crystal-clean.com
Registration Number: 00008996

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

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

Offering services for thermostats.

The deadline in the HSP Regulation for service provider registration is July 31. The Authority recognizes that additional time for registration is needed. As the regulator responsible for enforcing the HSP Regulation, the Authority is giving service providers until August 31, 2021, to register.

Haulers and processors of automotive materials (oil filters, oil containers and antifreeze), solvents, paints and coatings, mercury-containing devices (barometers, thermometers and thermostats) and pressurized containers (non-refillable pressurized containers, refillable pressurized containers, refillable propane containers) must register. Disposal facilities of pesticides must also register.

The HSP regulation provides the following definitions:

  • An HSP hauler is a person who arranges for the transport of HSP that are used by consumers in Ontario and are destined for processing, reuse, refurbishing or disposal, but does not include a person who arranges for the transport of HSP initially generated by that person.
  • An HSP processor is a person who processes, for the purpose of resource recovery, HSP used by consumers in Ontario.
  • An HSP disposal facility means a facility at which pesticides are disposed of.

How to register with the Authority

If you are an HSP hauler, processor or disposal facility under the HSP Regulation, complete the registration form below and email it as an attachment to registry@rpra.ca.

HSP Regulation Registration Form – Service Providers

If you are unsure if you are an HSP hauler, processor or disposal facility under the HSP Regulation, contact us at registry@rpra.ca or (647) 496-0530 or toll free at (833) 600-0530.