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Electrical & Electronic Program

Resource January 09, 2021

March 15, 2021

The short lifespans and designed obsolescence of the original products, combined with the toxic components of the products, make responsible management of electronic waste increasingly challenging. This is of particular concern for municipalities as we are often the backstop to ensure waste is managed properly and does not cause environmental concerns.

Property taxpayers should not be responsible to manage and co-fund a recycling system when they have no influence over the types of materials entering the waste stream, nor do they have the means to create new end markets for recovered EEE. Municipal governments support provincial policies that assign responsibility to those that can most effectively and efficiently drive change – the producer.

Municipalities that are interested in continuing to provide collection services should contact the Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) who will ultimately be responsible for collecting these electronics to determine if mutually agreeable commercial terms be reached. The list of EEE PROs is available on the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority’s (RPRA’s) website.


  • RPRA / AMO EEE Regulation Webinar Presentation & Recording. October 15, 2020


Dave Gordon
Senior Advisor, Waste Diversion


Amber Crawford
Senior Advisor