Join Circular Materials Ontario

For producers, by producers

Circular Materials is a trusted Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) with a full service offering to support producers in meeting Blue Box Regulation requirements, including collection, management, promotion and education, and reporting.

Get In Touch

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Which jurisdiction(s) are you interested in joining ?

Be Represented by Circular Materials

Sign an Agreement

The agreement outlines Circular Materials’ full suite of services to producers. Fill out the form on the right or email us to get the process started.

Have a Say and Be Involved

Once you signed an agreement, you’ll be invited to join our Producer Working Group meetings where you can provide input and support the development of Circular Materials’ recycling system.

We meet every two weeks to discuss topics such as fair cost allocation, standardized list of materials, 
competitive procurement for collection services and more!

Why Join Circular Materials?

As producers participating in recycling programs across the country, Circular Materials’ founders have created an organization specifically tailored to support producers with meeting the requirements of recycling regulations across Canada. These services include:

Strong Representation

Representation for producers in the development of recycling collection systems and the rules for its operation.

Transparent Governance

Effective and transparent producer governance with meaningful producer engagement.

Secure Data

Secure data management for reporting supply and recycling performance to regulators.

Achieving Targets

Commitment to achieving management targets for all material categories.

Cost Efficiency

Savings through competitive procurement of collection and processing services.

Fair Allocation

A system of fair cost allocation among participating producers.

Access to Materials

Returning materials to producers for use as recycled content in products and packaging.

Promotion & Education

Clear, compelling, and best practice consumer promotion and education initiatives that drive results.

What Ontario’s Blue Box Regulation Means for Producers

Ontario’s new Blue Box Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 makes producers financially and operationally responsible for the collection and management of Blue Box materials supplied to consumers as of July 1, 2023.

By joining Circular Materials, you’ll receive the compliance services and support needed to meet the targets and requirements of the Regulation.

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