The Steward Services Department escalated your account to Stewardship Ontario's Compliance Department on July 3, 2014, because our records indicate that  has not yet submitted its 2014 Blue Box report and it is now past due.  If you have since submitted your report, we thank you and please disregard this email.

 

The Compliance Team understands   has received repeated reminders regarding the due date for its 2014 Blue Box report (2013 data).  Accurate and timely data is vital to Stewardship Ontario as it is used for many purposes (e.g., to calculate diversion rates, fees, and invoices, and to fund program costs); therefore Stewardship Ontario requires stewards to fulfill their obligation to report accurately and in a timely manner.

 

To fulfill the steward's obligation and to avoid additional costs (costs borne by the non-compliant steward), please ensure that  files its 2014 Blue Box report as soon as possible and by no later than July 11, 2014.  If Stewardship Ontario does not receive your report by July 11, 2014, it may generate a Proxy Report; a Proxy Report is a temporary remedy which in no way relieves the non-compliant steward of its obligation to report and may result in steward fees greater than those that would have been incurred had the steward reported timely.   Please read the excerpt from the 2013 Blue Box rules found at the end of this email for additional information about the punitive nature of Proxy Reports.

 

Further, if 's 2014 Blue Box report is not submitted by July 11, 2014, Stewardship Ontario's Compliance team will present the matter to a member of Contact Company Name's executive management team for resolution.  Should the matter remain unresolved, the Compliance team will present the non-compliant steward to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change's Investigations and Enforcement Branch (IEB).  The IEB investigators will decide on actions to be taken due to non-compliance with the Waste Diversion Act, 2002 (the Act).  Under the Act, if an individual (corporation) is convicted, he/she (the corporation) may be subject to a fine of not more than $20,000 ($100,000) for each day or part of a day on which the offence occurs or continues.  As well, please note that stewards may be charged for costs incurred by Stewardship Ontario due to escalation to compliance and/or the IEB for failure to report, as well as penalties, interest and administrative costs.  Finally, any credit balances for non-compliant stewards are held on account until the compliance issue is resolved. 

 

Please access the portal (https://werecycle.cssalliance.ca/irj/portal) to submit your organization's report.

 

If you have any questions or need assistance with your report, or believe we have contacted you in error, please contact the Steward Services Team at 1-888-980-9549 or stewards@cssalliance.ca or a Compliance Team member:

 

Nick Choumakevitch, Compliance Officer, 416-323-0101 or 1-888-288-3360, ext. 190, nchoumakevitch@stewardshipontario.ca

Scott Krysa, Compliance Officer, 647-925-1034, skrysa@stewardshipontario.ca

Melanie Roy, Manager of Compliance, 416-323-0101 or 1-888-288-3360, ext. 181, mroy@stewardshipontario.ca

Lisa Zingaro, Director of Compliance, 647-925-1022, lzingaro@stewardshipontario.ca

 

Thank you in advance for your time and prompt attention to this matter

 

Kind regards,

 

The Stewardship Ontario Compliance Team

 

Proxy Report related Information from the 2013 Blue Box Rules (http://www.stewardshipontario.ca/download/2013-rules/):