Ontario’s Waste Diversion Act requires all companies that introduce packaging and printed paper into the Ontario consumer marketplace ("Stewards") to share in 50% of the funding of Ontario’s municipal Blue Box Waste Diversion programs. Companies doing business in Ontario whose products, packaging and printed paper end up in residential blue boxes or in the municipal residential waste system must register with Stewardship Ontario by April 20, 2004, to fulfill their obligations.
Four Guidebooks are now available online at the Stewardship Ontario Website:
Guidebook #1: The Waste Diversion Act – Are You Obligated?
Guidebook #2: Collecting & Reporting Your Blue Box Waste Materials Data
Guidebook #3: Terms of Membership with Stewardship Ontario
Guidebook #4: How to Register, Report & Manage Your Waste Materials Data
The Stewardship Ontario Website also has a summary and background paper concerning preliminary fees for 2004, as well as an announcement concerning its March 2nd Workshop and Webcast concerning fees.
For more information concerning the Blue Box Program, compliance obligations, and proposed fees, visit the Stewardship Ontario Web site at:
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