March 25, 2014


Dear Steward,


Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) has now confirmed that June 30, 2015 is the official date when Product Care Association commences the operation of its paints and coatings program in Ontario, following the approval of its Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) in December 2014.


You will be hearing from Product Care Association, and us, over the coming days, weeks and months as we work together to ensure a smooth transition of the management of paints and coatings from Stewardship Ontario to Product Care Association. In advance of this, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation in the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) program and for playing a central part in helping to successfully recycle paints and coatings in Ontario. 


Stewardship programs in this province are integral in helping to divert waste from landfill and ensure materials are recycled and repurposed. We are looking forward to working alongside Product Care Association to ensure a smooth transition for the paints and coatings stewards.


Operational Updates:


There will be more details to come on the steward exit process, but at a minimum you will need to take the following actions:

  • Reporting schedule:
    • As usual, you will need to submit your Q2 report (Q1 data, January 1 - March 31) by April 30; and your Q3 report (Q2 data, April 1 - June 30) by July 31.
  • Payment schedule:
    • Q2 Invoice payments are due May 31.
    • Q3 Invoice payments are due August 30.

Next steps:


Product Care Association and Stewardship Ontario will be in touch over the coming weeks with further details on how to register with Product Care Association for the management of paints and coatings, and the steps involved in the transition.


Once again, all of us at Stewardship Ontario would like to thank you for your contribution in helping to increase the amount of paint and coatings recycled. The dedication and commitment you have shown in ensuring the management of your products continues to provide Ontarians with more recycling options, and earns the province the reputation as a top recycler in North America.


Many thanks,


Your Stewardship Ontario Team.


Steward Services

Phone: 1-888-980-9549