Solid Waste & Recycling

Blue Box

  • News Blue Box

    Ontario shifting blue box program to producers

    August 16, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Ontario is moving to make producers responsible for the province’s blue box program. The province yesterday announced it has directed Stewardship Ontario to transition the program to producer responsibility starting in 2023. “Transitioning the Blue Box Program to

  • Blog Blue Box

    Ontario Blue Box Recovery Rate Slips, but Paper Steady

    November 15, 2017 by John Mulllinder

    The reported recovery rate of Ontario’s residential Blue Box system has fallen to its lowest level since 2005. The draft recovery rates, to be finalised by Stewardship Ontario in December, show a 2016 recovery rate of 62.4%, down 2% on

  • Blog Blue Box

    The Big “Hurry Up” on the Blue Box in Case the Liberals Lose

    September 5, 2017 by John Mulllinder

    When Ontario released the final version of its waste strategy six months ago, dealing with the future financing of the province’s popular Blue Box program was at the backend of the queue. Sorting out the respective roles and responsibilities of

  • The more plastics you add to Ontario’s Blue Box, the more it costs

    December 23, 2015 by John Mullinder

    It’s easy to describe plastics as the problem child of the Ontario Blue Box. Just look at the chart below. Its generation continues to increase; its volume fills trucks and landfills; its net cost to recycle is more than three