Ontario Environment Ministry to outline upcoming changes to WEEE and Hazardous Waste stewardship in the province
An important component in the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan is moving Ontario's existing waste diversion programs to the producer responsibility model. Transitioning Ontario's waste diversion programs includes two concurrent steps:
- Winding up the existing waste diversion programs and industry funding organizations under the Waste Diversion Transition Act (WDTA); and,
- Putting in place regulations under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA) to make producers fully responsible.
To date, both the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) programs have been directed to develop and submit wind up plans to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority. A revised direction letter was recently issued to Stewardship Ontario instructing them to wind up the battery portion of the MHSW program by June 30, 2020, which is the same day that the WEEE program will cease operation.
In order to enable transition from the existing waste diversion programs to the new producer responsibility framework, the Ministry is developing policy considerations for a new regulation that will be in place when the WEEE and battery programs cease operation (i.e. July 1, 2020).
The Ministry will hold two webinar sessions to provide an overview of the key elements and policy considerations that could be included in the new RRCEA regulation. The webinars will be held on:
• Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
- Monday, January 14, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Webinar participation should be confirmed by Friday, January 4, 2019 by contacting Zarnaaz Miran, Policy Advisor in the Resource Recovery Policy Branch at [email protected]. Webinar information will be provided upon registration.
More from Electronics Recycling
Single-Ram and II-Ram High-Capacity Balers
At Machinex, we've been designing sorting systems for over 35 years, so we know how essential it is for MRF operators to have a baler they can trust and not worry about its operational reliability. This is why we design and manufacture reliable single-ram and II-ram high-capacity balers to specifically help optimize their operations.
Watch the video of our expert who presents the main features of Machinex balers delivering these important benefits:
- Easy & accessible maintenance
- Reduced maintenance & bale handling costs
- Energy savings
- Optimal bale density
For C&D recyclers, waste haulers, demolition contractors and landfills, there is a growing opportunity to profit from rethinking processes. Although every operation is different, by streamlining the front end of the C&D operation processes with purpose-built technologies, recyclers can tap into new end markets, accommodate higher material volumes, stay ahead of regulatory restrictions, increase recovery rates and add commodity revenue, while decreasing labor and other costs.
Download the new eBook to learn about:
- Finding opportunities in the alternative to landfilling C&D
- How facilities can increase their profits from C&D
- Using the right C&D processing technology in the right locations