By Kieran Delamont, Ottawa Metro News, October 17, 2017
City staff acknowledged that their blue box and green bin programs are not working as well as they could be, but are hesitant to make significant changes to the blue box program as it awaits changes at the provincial level.
As part of the Waste Free Ontario Act passed in 2016, the province is planning to transition the blue box program to be fully run by Stewardship Ontario, an industry-run organization.
But there are plenty of questions about how quickly that plan can be implemented. Originally, the province identified the blue box transition as one of the more complicated programs to implement. But this past summer, things were accelerated, and a final report is expected to hit the minister’s desk next February.http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2017/10/17/city-confident-in-stewardship-ontario-s-aggressive-transition-timeline.html