Draft recycling regulation released for consultation

A draft of the new Ontario regulation for recycling Hazardous and Special Products (HSP), including antifreeze, oil containers and oil filters, was released on February 11 for a 45-day consultation period. The final regulation will introduce significant changes to how producers will meet their obligations for their materials.

Background information and the draft regulation are available on the AMS website.

AMS is currently reviewing the draft regulation and may provide a submission before the comment period ends on March 28. Members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the new regulatory framework and their producer responsibilities, including:

  • The implementation of individual producer responsibility (IPR) replacing the collective responsibility for managing materials that producers have had under the AMS Industry Stewardship Plan since 2017.
  • Producers having the option to establish their own recycling system or join a Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) to carry out their individual responsibilities.

The HSP regulation is expected to take effect on July 1, 2021. AMS will continue providing producers with efficient services during the transition to the new regulation and the Board has initiated the work necessary to deliver services as a PRO to assist stewards in meeting their new responsibilities.

We look forward to keeping you informed in the months ahead and welcome your questions: 1-888-575-4870 or stewards@autostewardship.ca.