MOECC announces wind up of Municipal Hazardous and Special Waste Program in Ontario

On April 12, 2018 the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) directed Stewardship Ontario (SO), the Industry Funding Organization (IFO) responsible for Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW), to submit a wind up plan to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) by June 30, 2019, and to complete the wind up of the MHSW Program by December 31, 2020.

PCA currently operates “Industry Stewardship Plans” (ISPs) for the following MHSW products for the benefit of all stewards of those MHSW products – the stewards who have joined the PCA ISPs and any stewards of those MHSW products remaining with the IFO:

  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Solvents
  • Fertilizers

Accordingly the transition from the IFO to the PCA ISPs of the operational “supply chain” of these products has been effectively completed.  Similarly, certain other MHSW products are managed in other ISPs, and the remaining MHSW products continue to be managed by the IFO.

Product Care will continue to operate the PCA ISPs on behalf of its members, and to work with MOECC, RPRA and all other stakeholders, to support the MHSW transition process.

On the completion of the wind up, stewards will be responsible for compliance pursuant to the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016.

For more information, see the April 12, 2018 letters issued by MOECC with regard to the MHSW windup:

April 12, 2018 Minister’s Letter to SO directing Wind Up of MHSW Program

April 12, 2018 Addendum letter sent by the Minister to SO

April 12, 2018 Letter sent to RPRA Regarding the Wind Up of the MHSW Program

PCA will continue to provide updates and information to it members and stakeholders with regard to the MHSW transition.  Please contact patrick@productcare.org if you require additional information.