The Government of Ontario has instructed existing waste programs to transfer to a Producer Responsibility Model for Tires, Batteries, Electrical Waste and Electronic Equipment, Municipal Hazardous/ Special Waste and Blue Box programs.
This means that companies that design, create and market products will be responsible for managing and paying for their products and packaging for the full life of the item.
What does this means for the Township of South Algonquin?
- Tire program has transitioned to the new model. Residents should bring tires to the landfills. There are no tipping fees associated.
- Battery program has transitioned. Most types of batteries are accepted and can be disposed of at the landfill sites, there are no tipping fees associated. Car batteries can be disposed at to our annual Household Hazardous Waste Day.
- Electronics program has transitioned to the new model. Residents should bring electronics to the landfills, there are no tipping fees associated. Under the new model more items are accepted for example microwaves, all small kitchen appliances, vacuums, televisions, electronic toys etc.
- Municipal Hazardous and Special Waste Program is set to transition on July 1, 2021. This is the program that handles our annual Household Hazardous Waste Day.
- The future transition to the Producer Responsibility Model is ongoing. If you’re interested in learning more about the changes, there is a link to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority website below.
Staff continue to engage in this process to ensure that we are able to take advantage of new programs as they become available to us.
Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority
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