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Provincial Announcement on Blue Box Mediation

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“Since 2012, York Region has been a provincial leader in the area of waste diversion and has long advocated for an Ontario-wide effort to reduce litter and waste in our communities.

Today’s announcement from the provincial government is a welcome step forward in reenergizing the province-wide Blue Box program. While York Region already diverts more than 85,000 tonnes of recyclables from landfill annually, a move towards full producer responsibility by 2025 and a standardized approach to blue bin management will further reduce plastics in our landfills.

York Regional Council and The Regional Municipality of York look forward to further collaboration with the province, local municipalities and industry experts to move towards a waste-free Ontario.”

Wayne Emmerson
York Region Chairman and CEO

Media Contact

Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71234 YR.Corporate.Communications@york.ca

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