Lighting Haulers, Refurbishers and Processors

The Registry is now open for lighting service provider registration. The deadline to register with RPRA is November 30, 2022.

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Haulers (transporters), refurbishers and processors are often referred to as service providers.

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

Under the EEE Regulation, collection sites are not required to register or report.

What are my obligations under the EEE Regulation?

Click the headings below to learn more about your obligations as a service provider.

If you are a lighting hauler, refurbisher or processor under the EEE Regulation, you are required to create an account in RPRA’s online Registry.

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Have questions about registration? View the following resources:

Haulers are required to complete an annual performance report to provide information about their recovery and management activities in the previous calendar year.

Deadline: Starting in 2024, lighting performance reporting is due April 30 of each year.

Haulers will need to log into their Registry account annually and report the following information:

  • Total weight of lighting picked up
  • Total weight of lighting dropped off
    • Sent for processing
    • Sent for refurbishing

Refurbishers are required to complete an annual performance report to provide information about their recovery and management activities in the previous calendar year.

Deadline: Starting in 2024, lighting performance reporting is due April 30 of each year.

Refurbishers will need to log into their Registry account annually and report the following information:

  • Weight of lighting received from each hauler
  • Weight of lighting that was refurbished
  • Weight of lighting sent for processing

Processors are required to complete an annual performance report to provide information about their recovery and management activities in the previous calendar year.

Deadline: Starting in 2024, lighting performance reporting is due April 30 of each year.

Processors will need to log into their Registry account annually and report the following information:

  • Weight of lighting received from each hauler
  • Identify the processing method used (e.g. shredding, smelting, etc.)
  • Weight of processed materials data
  • Weight of lighting received and not processed
    • Lighting sent for reuse
    • Lighting sent to a different processor
  • Weight of processed material outputs
    • Weight of processed materials that were sent to a different processor for further processing based on materials type (e.g. paper, plastic, metal, etc.)
    • Weight of processed materials that were used to make products and packaging
    • Weight of processed materials that were sent to a downstream processor to make products or packaging
    • Weight of processed materials that were made to enrich soil
    • Weight of processed materials that were made into aggregate
  • Processed material disposed data
    • Weight of materials that were land disposed
    • Weight of materials that were incinerated (excludes material used as fuel or fuel supplement)
    • Weight of materials used as fuel or fuel supplement
    • Weight of materials stored, stockpiled, or otherwise deposited on land
  • Details about products and packaging made from materials
    • Details of products and packaging you created out of processed materials
  • The recycling efficiency rate (RER) for lighting

At the time of reporting, processors are required to submit a RER verification report and can reference the EEE Verification and Audit Registry Procedure to calculate RER.

We are here to help you understand your requirements

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