October 13, 2022

Depot Services: Non-Eligible Sources Field Study

Research shows that depot only municipalities in Ontario need guidance to 1) gather accurate data on non-eligible sources using their site(s) (e.g., number, materials), and 2) understand what other options are available. An initial field study will be conducted with one partnering municipality, and, at the discretion of the CIF,...

March 3, 2022

Waste Audits – Sample Size and Statistical Validity

With transition fast approaching, the need to analyze and monitor the blue box programs performance is evident. The CIF is looking at the current blue box recovery rate calculation to determine the best course of action to track/measure performance throughout transition. Current audit methodology will be assessed and potentially modified...

February 24, 2022

Ineligible Sources Collection Planning Workshop

In June 2021, the Ontario government passed O. Reg. 391/21 – Blue Box, which itemizes those sources (i.e., residence, facility, and some public spaces) that will receive collection services by the producers soon to be responsible for the cost and operation of the blue box program. CIF will be facilitating...

January 5, 2022

Change Management Planning Survey

CIF, in partnership with AMO’s waste policy group M3RC, have developed a survey that will assist individual communities in identifying their needs and planning for transition. Documents Blog Post Related Projects Categories Best Practices | Transition |    

October 1, 2012

Facilitation of EPR Discussions

CIF is co-funding a series of facilitated discussions between AMO, Toronto and SO. The purpose of the sessions is to allow both parties to explore issues of common interest related to operation and development of Ontario’s blue box program. The total cost is under $50k and the CIF’s contribution is...

May 21, 2014

Summary of Canadian EPR Programs

EPR programs under development and currently in effect across Ontario were summarized to facilitate discussion of possible better practices under the CIF Centre of Excellence. Documents Final Report: EPR Programs in Canada Blog Post Related Projects Categories Planning | Project Support | Transition |    

January 6, 2017

Stranded Asset Analysis

On August 14, 2017 the Minister of Environment & Climate Change sent a letter to Stewardship Ontario (SO) and the Resource Productivity Authority requesting they formally initiate a consultation and bring forth a proposal on amending the Blue Box Program Plan (BBPP).  The letter required, among other things, that the...

January 29, 2018

Comparative Analysis of Materials Targeted Under SO aBBPP

Under Stewardship Ontario’s proposed amendments to the BBPP, they offered a list of targeted materials that differs materially from those commonly collected by municipalities.  This study looked at the possible impact on adoption of the aBBPP on municipal programs and diversion levels. Documents Final Report: Review of Targeted PPP List in Stewardship...

July 13, 2019

Committee Report Templates for Small Municipalities

The CIF was asked to develop a series of sample committee reports, scoped for use by small and rural municipalities, explaining the anticipated transition of the Blue Box program to an individual producer responsibility system, and providing an update on the current situation once the province announces its plans later...

August 14, 2019

Depot Operations Cost Data RFQ

During the course of discussions about transition planning, it became apparent that municipalities needed assistance in determining their depot operating costs. The project involved development of a team of qualified consultants to aid municipalities in assessing their overhead administration, operating and capital costs across a range of sites. Documents Synopsis Blog Post Related Projects Categories Best...

May 18, 2021

Transition Working Group – Change Management & Communications Subcommittee

In 2021 CIF, in partnership with M3RC, launched a Transition Working Group comprised of five subcommittees. Change Management and Communications makes up one of the five subcommittees. The Change Management and Communications subcommittee will focus on common approaches and tools to support administrators and other stakeholders on pre- and post-transition...

May 18, 2021

Transition Working Group – Data Reporting & Monitoring Subcommittee

In 2021 CIF, in partnership with M3RC, launched a Transition Working Group comprised of five subcommittees. Data Reporting and Monitoring makes up one of the five subcommittees. The Data Reporting and Monitoring subcommittee will focus on common approaches/tools to assist with data management (i.e., administrative and operational) focused on pre-...