Find your local recycling information

If your community’s program is managed by Circular Materials you can find community-specific recycling information by clicking your community’s name below or choosing from the list under ‘change location’.

If your community is not listed, please refer to your community’s website for recycling information.

About your recycling program

Circular Materials, Ryse Solutions and H2 Compliance are the producer responsibility organizations that will be operating Ontario’s new common collection system.

In June 2021, the Province of Ontario released the Blue Box Regulation to shift the financial and operational responsibility of recycling from municipalities to the organizations that produce packaging, paper and packaging–like products.

Between July 2023 and December 2025, the responsibility for Ontario’s Blue Box program will transition to producers. There will be no changes to your collection schedule or the materials you can recycle during this transition period. Learn more here.

Ready. Recycle. Repeat.

When you recycle, you’re making a difference. Recycling benefits all of us and our planet.

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A new recycling system

Transition to extended producer responsibility in Ontario will take place between 2023–2026.

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Recent news

Read the latest news about packaging and paper recycling in Ontario.

  • Ontario’s Transition to EPR Nears One-year Milestone

    Building on achievements in 2023, July 1, 2024, will mark the one-year milestone since Circular Materials, a national not-for-profit producer-led organization, kick-started Ontario’s transition to extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging and paper material – the first step towards enhanced recycling across the province. This underscores Circular Materials’ commitment to technological advancements and strategic innovation…

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  • Circular Materials Partners with EXPRA to Further Advance the Circular Economy

    Circular Materials is pleased to be a partner of the Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance (EXPRA), the umbrella organization for packaging and packaging waste recovery and recycling systems which are owned by the obliged industry and work on a not-for-profit basis. As the second Canadian member joining EXPRA, Circular Materials’ commitment to advancing the circular economy…

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Community information

We’re collaborating with Ontario communities during the transition to producer responsibility.

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