Updates from Ontario’s Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA)

Statement from the Registrar: Establishment of the Blue Box System
Under Ontario’s new Blue Box Regulation, all producers must establish and operate a collection system within the province. One or more producers may meet this obligation by agreement with their producer responsibility organizations (PROs) to establish and operate a common collection system on their behalf.

As a part of the establishment of the Blue Box System, contracts may be negotiated for the collection, management, and processing of Blue Box materials. RPRA’s Compliance and Registry Team is closely monitoring the progress of these negotiations in order to determine the readiness of the system and to assess any possible non-compliance ahead of the July 1, 2023, operational date of the system.

Read more here.


Blue Box PRO Initial Report submitted to RPRA
Blue Box PROs submitted a report outlining how they plan to operate the Blue Box system on behalf of producers to RPRA by the July 1, 2022, deadline, as set out in the amended Blue Box Regulation. RPRA received the report from Ryse Solutions Ontario (Ryse) and Circular Materials Ontario (CMO).

Read the Initial Report here.


Get ready for the opening of RPRA’s Hazardous Waste Program Registry
To support future users in accessing and navigating the Hazardous Waste Program (HWP) Registry, RPRA is continuing to develop learning materials ahead of the new system opening for account creation on November 15, 2022.

Learn more about the opening date here.

Among those materials are new FAQs related to using the registry, fees and delegation.

Read the FAQs.

RPRA hosted info sessions yesterday and earlier today for carriers and receivers to help them understand how to use the registry and support generator clients with the delegation process. 


Join RPRA’s webinar on Understanding your Requirements as a Lighting Producer
Lighting requirements under the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulation come into effect on January 1, 2023.

To support lighting producers with understanding their upcoming requirements and to provide an opportunity to answer their questions, RPRA is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, August 24 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Register for the webinar here.