Under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, the Blue Box Regulation designates Blue Box materials, including packaging-like and paper products, under Ontario’s new regulatory framework for resource recovery. The regulation makes producers resident in Canada that supply packaging and paper to Ontario consumers fully financially and operationally responsible for their products and packaging at the end of life.
Circular Materials operates as a producer responsibility organization (PRO) in Ontario and is also the administrator of the common collection system on behalf of all PROs operating in Ontario. Starting in July 2023, communities across the province began transitioning to the new framework, which will be fully implemented by 2026.
Circular Materials contracts Service Providers to collect and recycle blue box materials. Reports submitted by Service Providers are essential to the successful operation of the program. To support Service Providers in submitting reports, Circular Materials has published the content below.