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Non-Eligible Sources

The Registration Form is located at the bottom of the page, please read all information carefully and scroll down. 

Due to provincially mandated recycling changes (Ontario Regulation 391/21), the residential recycling program will no longer be administered by the EWSWA. Producers of Blue/Red Box materials will take over residential recycling collection on August 28, 2024, and are not obligated to collect recycling from a "Non-Eligible Source".

NOTE: Elementary & high schools, apartments and condos are not considered NES and are not required to register. 

Non-Eligible Source (NES) Definition:

A Non-Eligible Source (NES) is an industrial or commercial property, not-for-profit organization, community building or facility (e.g., library, arenas), daycare, post-secondary institution (colleges, universities, etc.), place of worship, mixed-use property (residential apartment combined with business, etc.), campground and trailer park without permanent or seasonal households, or a commercial farm that is currently receiving blue box recycling collection services from the EWSWA.

If your business / organization falls under the "Non-Eligible Source" definition and currently receives weekly or bi-weekly municipal recycling collection - you must complete the Non-Eligible Source Registration Form by May 30th, 2024 or your recycling collection will be cancelled - as of August 28, 2024.

Non-Eligible Source Fact Sheet

The NES Fact Sheet is in a pdf format, if you require an alternative format, please contact the EWSWA at ask@ewswa.org.

Evaluation

Before you complete the Non-Eligible Source Registration Form, you must first determine if your organization/business falls under the Non-Eligible Source definition (above). 

Question 1:

Are you a Non-Eligible Source? (refer to definition above)

Yes / No / Unsure

  • If your answer is ‘Yes’, you must complete the Non-Eligible Source Registration Form below to continue to receive collection after August 27, 2024.
  • If your answer is ‘No’, you are not considered a Non-Eligible Source. Do not complete the Non-Eligible Source Registration Form. You are considered an eligible source, and your current recycling service is maintained.
  • If you are ‘Unsure’, please continue to Question 2.

Question 2:

Does your business / organization pay or receive invoices for recycling services from another company?

Yes / No / Unsure

  • If your answer is ‘Yes’, do not complete the Non-Eligible Source Registration Form, therefore, you are not part of the EWSWA recycling program and are paying a private contractor for your red/blue box recycling services.
  • If your answer is ‘No’, complete the Non-Eligible Source Registration Form.
  • If you are ‘Unsure’, complete the Non-Eligible Source Registration Form.

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