Development of the skills and core competency of staff involved in running Ontario’s Blue Box Program increases the effectiveness and efficiency of the overall Program. The CIF has provided numerous skills development opportunities over the years such as outreach sessions, conferences (e.g. Ontario Recycler Workshop), classroom training and online skills development services.
Online Workshops in Convenience Depot Planning
According to the RPRA website, as of 2026, producers are no longer required to maintain and fund blue box collection at convenience depots within communities where residents receive household curbside collection. Should this funding be discontinued, communities will need to decide whether to continue, modify or end blue box collection at their convenience depots.
The workshop will help you identify, research, and analyze your individual community options to address these potential changes and prepare council for decision making.
- Workshop Option 1 – Tuesday, October 24, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Workshop Option 2 – Wednesday November 8, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Workshop Option 3 – Thursday, November 9, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
CIF Blue Box Producer: Calculator Online Working Session
To assist communities in meeting the May 31, 2023 deadline for RPRA registration and reporting of 2022 supply data, CIF offered a 60-minute working session to walk participants through using the CIF Blue Box Producer Calculator.
Group 1: Monday, May 15 (morning)
Group 2: Monday, May 15 (afternoon)
Group 3: Tuesday, May 23
Group 4: Wednesday, May 24