Blue Box Transition

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) hosted an interactive meeting on Wednesday, May 15 for Municipal and First Nations Staff.

Ontario’s waste diversion programs are transitioning to a new regulatory framework that supports the transition to a circular economy and a waste-free Ontario.

A key driver of the circular economy is individual producer responsibility (IPR). IPR means that producers are responsible and accountable for collecting and managing their products and packaging after consumers have finished using them. The Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016  (RRCEA) outlines a framework for IPR in the province.

During the RPRA Program Updates Meeting, staff will explain what a transition to the new IPR context entails, and how it is aiming to lead to better outcomes. RPRA staff will also provide updates on where the four key diversion programs stand with respect to transition:

  • Tires
  • Electronics
  • Hazardous or Special Waste and
  • Blue Box.

For more information

Please contact Tessa Vlaanderen, RPRA Programs and Planning, at,