June 3, 2021

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has issued the final Blue Box Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act.

The Blue Box Regulation makes individual producers responsible for financing and operating collection services to local communities, managing blue box materials and establishing targets to increase diversion rates.

Stewardship Ontario is reviewing the Regulation to determine what changes may be required to the Blue Box Transition Plan that the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) approved with conditions in December 2020 following stakeholder consultations.

Further information about the Blue Box Regulation and the program transition is available on the RPRA website.