Who we are

Created by producers for producers.

Circular Materials is a not-for-profit producer responsibility organization created by producers to serve, represent and support producers in building better recycling systems across Canada.
How You Benefit

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Producers Benefit.

As producers participating in recycling programs across the country, Circular Materials’ founders have created an organization specifically tailored to support producers with meeting all the requirements of Ontario’s Blue Box Regulation.

Strong Representation

We are ensuring producers have a voice in the development of the blue box collection system through our Rule-Making Working Group.

Transparent Governance

We offer effective and transparent producer governance with meaningful producer engagement.

Cost Efficiency

We will continually drive cost efficiency through a competitive procurement process for collection and processing services.

Producers Have A Say.

Our producer Rule-Making and Compliance Working Group meets regularly to support the development of Circular Materials’ rule-making strategy. The Group is shaping our organization’s rule-making approach and priorities.

Discussion topics include:

Rule-making approach and priorities
Fair cost allocation
A standard list of materials for collection
Competitive procurement for collection services

What Our Producers Are Saying.

Circular Materials’ participant producers represent several sectors, including food, beverage, dairy, consumer products, clothing, printing paper, retail, restaurants, cosmetics, electronics, building supplies, pharmaceuticals, distribution, tobacco, office supplies, cinemas, appliances, convenience stores, pharmacies and furniture. They have come together to advance the circular economy and support producers with meeting their obligations under extended producer responsibility regulations in Canada
"Coca-Cola is committed to creating a World Without Waste. This includes collecting and recycling the equivalent of 100% of the bottles and cans we sell by 2030. Through our new partnership with Circular Materials, we will effectively turn old packages into new ones, and keep plastic out of the environment."
Darlene Nicosia
President, Canada and Northeast US, North America Operating Unit, The Coca-Cola Company and Minute Maid Canada
"In Canada and across the world, Costco is committed to doing its part to help and contribute to real, results-driven positive impact. Joining Circular Materials as a founding member is a unique opportunity for Costco to work in collaboration with other producers in creating a not-for-profit organization that will support industry with meeting its regulatory obligations and building a circular economy."
Pierre Riel
Senior Vice President and Country Manager, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
“Tim Hortons has made significant progress in our efforts to be a Canadian leader in sustainable business practices. Sustainable packaging and recycling are a major component in our Tim’s For Good framework and we are proud to be a founding member of Circular Materials on behalf of our 1,500 Tim Hortons franchisees across Canada.”
Duncan Fulton
Chief Corporate Office for Restaurant Brands International (Tim Hortons, Popeyes and Burger King)

Access Our Producer Portal.

Circular Materials is collaborating with Reverse Logistics Group (RLG) to offer a producer registration and reporting platform. This portal provide producers with a full compliance service-offering to meet all the requirements of Ontario’s Blue Box Regulation. Learn more here.

Our producer portal offers:

Fully transparent track and trace system that provides producers with an end-to-end solution
A simple, secure, and efficient online platform allowing for seamless reporting of blue box material supplied each year
Access to guidance documents and fully trained compliance experts
Confidential billing system, circular economy data analytics, performance reports

Join Circular Materials

Our team will be engaging producers, municipalities and the recycling sector to develop a comprehensive strategy throughout the rule creation negotiations that will deliver the most effective and efficient recycling system in the country.

Our vision is the creation of a blue box recycling system that advances innovation, delivers improved environmental outcomes and harnesses competitive procurement to deliver the best value for producers and Ontario residents.

Once signed up with Circular Materials, producers can join our Rule-Making Working Group to have a voice in the development of Ontario’s blue box recycling system.

Producers looking for more information about Circular Materials’ service offering should complete the form to get the process started.

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