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Overhauling EPR laws in Ontario

Date August 1, 2013 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

Overhauling extended producer responsibility laws in Ontario New Waste Reduction Act golden opportunity to implement and achieve core EPR principles "The WRA can draw upon the innovation of industry and leverage from public and private expertise. It can transform recycling into a commodities-based system that drives environmental outcomes." RCO executive director, Jo-Anne St. Godard, presents her view of upcoming legislative changes in an article in the July/August edition of Recycling...

Remembering Gwen Phinney

Date August 22, 2012 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Gwen Phinney (nee Hartley), long-time member and board director of the Recycling Council of Ontario and a pioneer of municipal recycling services in Ontario,  on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. In 1978 Gwen co-founded Burlington Paper Products (later Halton's Recycled Resources Ltd.) with George Discepolo. Over the next few years the company would grow to encompass a regional processing facility and provide curbside recycling service to over...

Review of the Used Tires Incentive Program

Date July 1, 2012 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

On February 9, 2012 the Minister of the Environment directed WDO to undertake a review of waste diversion Incentive Programs. WDO retained KPMG to assist with that work.On May 2, 2012 WDO, in cooperation with Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO), held two workshops -- one for processors and manufacturers, and the other for collectors, including municipalities and transporters of used tires -- on the used tire program incentives. For a summary of the feedback provided at these two workshops...

Review of the Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Processing Incentive Program

Date May 8, 2012 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

TO: WEEE Stakeholders From: Michael Scott, CEO, Waste Diversion Ontario I am pleased to inform you that the summaries of the workshop discussions for Ontario Electronic Stewardship's Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Processing Incentive Program held on April 11th and 16th have been finalized. You are invited to download PDF copies (see links at the end of the page) or request copies by email (wdoconsultations@wdo.on.ca).        Once again, I want to thank all those who...

Review of the MHSW Municipal Depot Transportation and Processing Incentive Program

Date April 14, 2012 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

TO: MHSW Stakeholders From: Michael Scott, CEO, Waste Diversion Ontario   I am pleased to inform you that the summary of the workshop discussions for Stewardship Ontario’s MHSW Municipal Depot Transportation and Processing Incentive Program under the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) program held on March 19th has been finalized. You are invited to download PDF copies (see links at the end of the page) or request copies by email (wdoconsultations@wdo.on.ca). Once again, I want to...


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