We recently had an email sent to us to provide more info on the eco tax in ontario. Here it is in full.
Hi, My name is Jonathan Rose and I work at the Ministry of the Environment.
I recently noticed your blog and thought I would say hi and provide some additional information about our simplified municipal hazardous waste program.
This simplified program removes the confusion surrounding the eco-fees rolled out on July 1. Those fees are gone permanently. They will not be coming back. We are partnering with municipalities to divert fire extinguishers, rechargeable batteries, pharmaceuticals and sharps, CFL light bulbs, and products containing mercury. Consumers can now take them back to their municipal depot or their local Environmental Days easily and free of charge. This is the best way to ensure we divert more products from our landfills in a way that's transparent and easy for consumers.
We held a media event in Toronto this afternoon. You can find our press release, a video and what every Ontarian can do to protect the environment athttp://bit.ly/dzmu64and of course, if you have any questions, I would be more than happy to answer them.
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