Niagara Region moves forward with sale of Material Recycling Facility in Niagara Falls

Niagara Region is proceeding with the sale of the Material Recycling Facility in Niagara Falls. Following a public procurement process initiated in December 2021, Halton Recycling, doing business as Emterra Environmental, is the successful proponent for the purchase of the Region’s facility with a closing date of April 21, 2023. The final purchase price of the Material Recycling Facility was approximately $12.7 million.
In addition to purchasing the facility, Emterra Environmental will enter into a short-term operations contract until the end of 2023 to process and market recycling materials collected through the residential curbside collection program.
The sale of the Material Recycling Facility prepares Niagara Region for upcoming changes to residential recycling programs across the province. In June 2021, the Province of Ontario introduced a new Blue Box regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act.
The new Provincial Blue Box regulation will make producers of products and packaging fully responsible for the cost and operation of the residential Blue Box program in Ontario. A person is considered a producer under the Blue Box regulation if they supply Blue Box material (such as packaging, paper products or packaging-like products) comprised of paper, glass, metal or plastic, or a combination of these materials to consumers in Ontario.
Starting July 1, 2023, all Ontario municipalities will begin to transition out of the collection and processing of residential recycling programs, with the last municipalities transitioning out by Dec. 31, 2025.  Niagara Region is set to transition out on Jan. 1, 2024.

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Janine Tessmer (media only)
Niagara Region

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