Blue Box Program Changes

What’s happening to Ontario’s Blue Box Program?

In 2021, The Ontario government passed a new regulation that shifts the financial and operational responsibility to the blue box recycling programs to producers – those that produce and supply blue box materials to residents.  In this new extended producer responsibility framework, producer will become fully responsible for collecting and recycling blue box materials.  Transition to extended producer responsibility will take place between 2023-2025, with the new framework fully in place by January 1, 2026.

As a result, the Township of McNab/Braeside’s blue box recycling program is now managed by Circular Materials – the administrator of the common collection system and a not-for-profit organization committed to building efficient and effective recycling systems in Ontario.

This transition will result in no change to the materials you can recycle or your collection day.

Learn more:

For any future recycling collection inquiries, please contact Topps Environmental Solutions. They can be contacted for:

  • Replacement bins.
  • Missed collections.
  • Other recycling questions.

Tel: 1 (613) 257-1195


Backgrounder on the Ontario Blue Box Program Transition to Producer Responsibility

The following Items can be brought to the McNab/Braeside Waste Disposal Site (573 Calabogie Road) for no charge:

  • Cardboard (flatten)
  • Scrap Metal (except any refrigerated appliance without O.D.P. Sticker)
  • Brush & Clean Wood (untreated wood- no paint or stain)
  • Leaf & Yard Waste
  • Recyclables (check the list for recycling items)