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The Blue Box
A fixture at the end of our driveways and a foundation of our green economy, the Blue Box is a symbol of recycling success. Over 95 per cent of Ontarians participate, and the province’s paper and packaging diversion is the highest in North America. Learn More
aboutgirl-new About Stewardship Ontario We’re a not-for-profit organization funded and governed by the industries that are the brand owners, first importers or franchisors of the products and packaging materials managed under our recycling programs. We operate the:

Blue Box - the curbside recycling program for printed paper and packaging
Orange Drop - the recycling and safe disposal program for hazardous or special waste
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The Blue Box
A fixture at the end of our driveways and a foundation of our green economy, the Blue Box is a symbol of recycling success. Over 95 per cent of Ontarians participate, and the province’s paper and packaging diversion is the highest in North America. Learn More
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Orange Drop
The Orange Drop Program provides Ontario residents with a free, safe and easy way to dispose of household products that require special handling. Fully funded by industry, this network of convenient drop-off locations accepts nine materials. Learn More
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Information regarding WDO’s notice about dispute resolution and administrative cost reviewStewardship Ontario (SO) is pleased that Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) has agreed to our request to submit to a formal dispute resolution process with respect to Stewardship Ontario’s Management Services Agreement with Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA). SO has been in negotiations with CSSA over the past year to provide program administration services to SO… View ArticleRead More
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Jun 2012
2012 Sustainability Summit – Toronto, Ontario On June 21, 2012, Stewardship Ontario held its second annual Sustainability Summit at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto. The summit showcased some of the important recycling innovations taking place in the province and brought together over 150 attendees from industry, government, waste and recycling organizations to learn about each other’s sustainability practices.
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Sep 2011
2011 Conference on Canadian Stewardship – Halifax, Nova Scotia Gemma Zecchini, CEO, Stewardship Ontario spoke at the 2011 Conference on Canadian Stewardship on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. View Gemma Zecchini’s Conference on Canadian Stewardship presentation.
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Sep 2011
Dialogue on the Blue Box Program – September 14, 2011 Lyle Clarke, Vice-President, Innovation and Blue Box spoke about the key cost drivers that will influence operation of the Blue Box Program next year and engage in a discussion about proposed changes to the Blue Box Rules designed to make the process fairer, clearer and more consistent with Quebec and Manitoba.
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Aug 2011
2011 AMO Annual Conference, London, Ontario Stewardship Ontario’s Tamara Burns, VP Operations for the Orange Drop Program and Lyle Clarke, VP Innovation and Blue Box spoke at AMO’s Annual Conference and tradeshow held on Aug. 19th to the 22nd.
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Jun 2011
Sustainable Packaging Summit- June 21, 2011 Stewardship Ontario’s half-day Steward Summit featured guest speakers who shared their experience, insight and information about global trends in sustainable packaging and what it means to consumer and recycling systems in Ontario.
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2012 Stewardship Ontario Annual Report partnership As an Industry Funding Organization (IFO), Stewardship Ontario manages the end-of-life programs for the products and packaging its stewards produce. Industry stewards share the cost of the Blue Box Program with municipal government, paying fees close to $105 million in 2012. The Orange Drop Program, which is fully funded by industry, received steward contributions of… View Article Download Now