Potential free riders
Open non-compliance cases
Open inspection cases
Supply/performance report completion rate
In-year resolution rate for non-compliance cases opened in 2022
About this page
RPRA enforces the requirements of the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA) and its regulations. Obligated parties are required to register with RPRA and report on their supply and management of regulated materials.
RPRA will publish information on our compliance activities and update data on the number of registered producers, open inspections, non-compliance cases, potential free riders, and report completions annually to this page.
The table below gives a snapshot of compliance case numbers as of December 31, 2022.
Inspections are opened for any instance of potential non-compliance, such as free-riding, incorrect reporting, incomplete or late reporting, and failure to pay fees.
Inspections are labeled non-compliance cases when, after investigating the potential non-compliance, a contravention of the producer responsibility regulations under the RRCEA is reasonably suspected.
All numbers below are as of December 31, 2022, unless otherwise noted.
|Program||Open inspections*||Potential free riders||Non-compliance opened in 2022||Non-compliance closed in 2022**||% non-compliance opened and closed in 2022|
|*Inspections of individual regulated entities – could include inspection cases open for each regulated entity involved in a larger system-wide inspection
**Includes 85 cases opened prior to 2022
***430 ITT/AV, 3 Lighting
Potential free riders by program
The chart at right shows potential free riders by program as of December 31, 2022. Potential free rider cases are open inspections that consist of a potential failure to register and report.
Producer and PRO counts
The table below shows the number of producers registered by program and year, as of December 31, 2022, and the number of producer responsibility organizations (PROs) registered with RPRA as of June 2023 to manage material for each producer responsibility program.
Producers can register in more than one program and each program registration is counted as a separate registration. (i.e., a business that registers in both the Blue Box and Hazardous and Special Products programs is represented as two producers).
Similarly, PROs can register in more than one program and each program registration is counted as a separate registration.
|Program||Producers 2022||Producers 2021||PROs|
|Paints, Coatings and Solvents||101|
|Paints and coatings||2|
|Non-refillable pressurized containers||2|
|Refillable pressurized containers||2|
|Refillable Propane Containers||14|
|*Total HSP producers – italicized entries in the rows above break down the total HSP producers and PROs by material category.
**Total automotive materials producers – italicized entries in the rows above break down the total automotive materials PROs by sub-material category.
***Total mercury-containing products – italicized entries in the rows above break down the total mercury-containing PROs by sub-material category.
The table below shows the number and percentage of registered producers that completed their required 2022 supply and/or performance reporting by December 31, 2022.
|Program||Producers||2022 reports||% producers who completed reports|
|Paints, coatings and solvents||101||78||77%|
|Refillable propane containers||14||13||93%|
|*Total HSP producers – italicized entries in the rows above break down the total HSP producers/reports by material category.|