Stewardship Ontario

Abstract:Stewardship Ontario is a private, not-for-profit organization that develops, funds and operates Ontario's recycling programs for printed paper and packaging (Blue Box) and household hazardous and special waste (Orange Drop). They collect fees from stewards -- the first importers, manufacturers, or brand owners of materials that end up in curbside blue boxes or that are classified as household hazardous and special waste. Steward fees help to pay for the costs of collecting, transporting, recycling and disposing safely of products and packaging throughout the province. Both the Blue Box and Orange Drop program plans and fees are subject to public consultation prior to approval by Waste Diversion Ontario. Similarly, these program plans are submitted to the EBR process prior to approval by the Ministry of the Environment. As a stewardship organization they audit Ontario businesses that sell designated materials into the marketplace to ensure proper reporting and ensure that responsibility is shared among all companies who produce these materials. Their web site includes resources and information for stewards (the first importers, manufacturers, or brand owners of materials that end up in curbside blue boxes or that are classified as household hazardous and special waste), consumers and service providers.

URL: http://www.stewardshipontario.ca/

Source: Stewardship Ontario

Resource Type: Website

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