Minister Directs Stewardship Ontario to Wind Up the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Stewardship Ontario received direction from the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to wind up the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program by December 31, 2020. Once the wind up occurs, materials collected under the MHSW program, including under industry stewardship plans such as the one operated by AMS, will be managed according to an individual producer responsibility framework under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA). This is consistent with the approach outlined in the Strategy for a Waste Free Ontario.

Please note: these letters replace a previous version that contained an administrative error.

Automotive Materials Stewardship will seek opportunities to work closely with Stewardship Ontario and the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority during the development of the wind up plan to ensure the interests of our members are addressed. We will also participate in the anticipated consultation process of the regulation under the RRCEA to determine how best we can serve our members under the individual producer responsibility framework. We look forward to your feedback and comments during this time.

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