Municipal Hazardous & Special Waste
Municipal governments play an important role as the final backstop to ensure many hazardous or problematic products do not end up in the environment. This includes keeping these products out of solid waste landfills, stormwater sewer systems and the wastewater system. Further, many municipal governments have requirements to establish collection systems for these materials as part of their waste disposal approvals from Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.
Municipal depots and collection event days become the destination of various products that are cleaned out of basements, garages, or medicine cabinets. The costs associated with collecting and managing these materials is a significant burden as compared to other materials collected by municipal governments. Despite many of these materials not having stewardship programs, municipal governments have collected them to reduce environmental degradation from improper
- Joint Comments from AMO, City of Toronto, RPWCO and MWA regarding the Proposed Regulation for Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (“MHSW”) under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (“RRCEA”). July 24, 2020
- Municipal Comments on MHSW Wind-up Plan. November 21, 2019
- Minister’s Letter to Stewardship Ontario Extending Wind-Up Timeline. July 2, 2019.
- Minister’s Letter to Stewardship Ontario on Single-Use Batteries. December 11, 2018.
- Joint Letter on Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste. March 20, 2018
- Minister’s Wind-Up Letter to Stewardship Ontario for Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste. April 12, 2018
- Addendum to Minister’s Direction Letter on Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste. 2018
- Minister’s Wind-Up Letter to RPRA on Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste. April 12, 2018