What’s New

2018 Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI)  CIF’s 2018 REOI is now open, with a total of $3.635 million to invest in new initiatives.

The REOI focuses on transitional support for municipalities preparing for changes to the Blue Box Program Plan (BBPP) and/or Full Producer Responsibility.

Submissions due Wednesday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Learn more


The CIF Challenge – step right up to join in the new “CIF Challenge”, which is your chance to test your skills and knowledge of Blue Box recycling and potentially win a prize. Click on the icon below to reveal the current question and to provide your answer. Learn more


On November 16, The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) posted a Proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework on the Environmental Registry for public comment. Comments were due on Monday, January 15, 2018.

The proposed Framework includes:

  • Part A: Proposed Food and Organic Waste Action Plan – strategic commitments to be taken by the province to address food and organic waste.
  • Part B: Proposed Food and Organic Waste Policy Statement – direction to provincial ministries, municipalities, producers,  industrial, commercial and institutional sector, waste management sector and others to further the provincial interest in waste reduction and resource recovery as it relates to food and organic waste.

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CIF Connections Posts

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