Ontario MHSW Program
The Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste program (Phase 1) began July 1, 2008. The program is being expanded to become the "Consolidated MHSW Program" on July 1, 2010. For more information on the CMHSW program visit Stewardship Ontario MHSW.
Ontario MHSW background information
In preparation for MHSW stewardship in Ontario, Product Care sponsored two baseline studies conducted by the Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators (AMRC):
"What is collected as HHW?" Household Hazardous Waste Baseline Composition Study, 2004
Household Hazardous Waste Baseline Composition Study, 2004
"How much is collected?" WDO HHW Datacall
Each year Waste Diversion Ontario conducts a survey of all Ontario municipalities to determine tonnage of material collected and other information. These studies are located on the WDO website at: Click here to read them.