The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is proposing to amend O. Reg. 347 to increase the fees related to the disposal of hazardous waste. These fees have not been updated since when they were implemented in 2002. The fee increases are expected to allow a full cost recovery of the hazardous waste program.
The fee component and changes are as follows:
Initial and Annual Generator Registration Fee – $50 per registration (remain the same);
Manifest Fee – $5 per manifest (remain the same);
Tonnage Fee – $20 per tonne as of January 1, 2016 (increase from $10 per tonne); – $30 per tonne as of January 1, 2017.
This proposal was posted on Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Registry for a 45-day public review and comments were accepted until September 19, 2015.