July 30, 2021

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority recently approved an extension of the MHSW Program to September 30, 2021. Consequently, Q3 invoices previously scheduled to be issued on September 30, 2021, will now be issued on July 30, 2021. Final MHSW Program invoices, as per the Approved MHSW Program Extension Addendum, will now be issued to stewards by December 31, 2021.
 
Stewardship Ontario has implemented a fee reduction for the antifreeze category for the July 30, 2021 invoices. In addition, actual fee reductions in the oil container and oil filter categories have been adjusted in relation to targeted fee reductions identified in the April 2021 Fee Reduction Update for the Q3 invoice to reflect lower than anticipated actual SSA costs in each of those categories.
 
Details of the updated fee reduction schedules for oil containers, oil filters and antifreeze are provided below. Stewardship Ontario will continue to assess financial forecasts throughout the wind up process and, if possible, increase fee reduction amounts available for stewards on final MHSW Program invoices.
 
Fee reduction notices will be processed and shown on steward invoices in the same format as invoices issued in April. If you have questions about your invoice and the related fee reductions, please contact accounting@stewardshipontario.ca.
Please note fee reduction forecast amounts provided above represent Stewardship Ontario’s initial estimate of surplus funds available for disbursement as fee reductions. As indicated in the MHSW Wind Up Plan, these amounts may be adjusted throughout the wind up process dependent upon actual costs incurred. Forecasts of quarterly costs are also subject to change as invoiced SSA costs for each MHSW material are based on actual Stewardship Ontario costs incurred for the material in that particular quarter.

Automotive material stewards may also be eligible for a residual fund disbursement following termination of the MHSW Program, if surplus funds exist in the related material reserve categories, following the completion of all Stewardship Ontario financial and program obligations.

Further information on the MHSW Wind Up Plan can be found on Stewardship Ontario website.
 
Kind regards, 
Stewardship Ontario