Glossary of Terms
Approved Collection Site
An OES approved facility/location that receives acceptable WEEE. Approved collection sites are issued an OES collection site number that must be included on all Bills of Lading.
Bill of Lading (BoL)
A numbered document provided to Collectors by OES and used to track the transportation of Acceptable WEEE between two locations (e.g., the Collection Site and the Re-packing Facility).
A private, non-profit, or municipal organization that has entered into an agreement with OES for the collection of designated WEEE.
Collection Fee Summary
A summary of the WEEE picked up by OES at each Collection Site and sent at the end of the next month following collection. It includes the date the material was picked up, the number of roll-off bins collected, tonnage and Bill of Lading numbers.
Collection Incentive Payment
Weight based payments offered by OES to approved collectors to collect designated WEEE under the program.
A company that receives and bulks WEEE from collection agents and for subsequent transport to a primary processor.
Electronics Recycling Standard
The minimum requirements to become an OES-Approved end of life (EOL) electronics processor.
A standard size of durable cardboard box that fits a standard shipping pallet.
Generator Site Number
A unique number assigned to the generator of WEEE that is received by a Processor.
Industrial, Commercial & Institutional
Industry Funding Organization (IFO)
An IFO is the organization with designated responsibility for implementing the diversion plan for the designated material. The IFO has the ability to recover fees from Stewards to cover the cost of implementing and operating the diversion program.
Ontario Electronic Stewardship is a not-for-profit industry organization that oversees the responsible reuse and recycling of waste electronics through a program that includes several hundred collection sites and numerous other affiliate sites across the province.
OES Reuse and Refurbishment Standard
The minimum operating standards that OES service providers must meet and maintain in order to contract for reuse/and or refurbishment services under the Program.
A facility/location approved by OES to process acceptable WEEE collected by Registered Collection Sites.
Processor Incentive Program
This program provides financial support for OES-Approved Processors (Processors) to provide collection, transportation and processing services to their residential as well as IC&I WEEE clients.
Recycle Your Electronics (RYE)
A consumer website that provides information on WEEE Collection Sites for WEEE drop off.
The provision of functioning WEEE to another user for its intended purpose, without hardware repair or modification, and where the reuse activities are limited to non-intrusive operation verification, cleaning, replacement of consumable items such as batteries, toners, fusers, etc.; data and other information clearing and software installation.
An organization that provides functioning WEEE under the Program to another user for its intended purpose, and whose operational activities are limited to non-intrusive operation verification, data clearing, and software installation.
The internal testing, troubleshooting, disassembly or physical modification to WEEE, part removal and replacement or repair of non-functioning or obsolete parts (not including consumable items such as batteries, toners, fusers, etc.) for the purpose of product or part repair and/or redistribution and creation of a waste stream that requires further downstream processing or disposal.
An organization that refurbishes WEEE.
A company who remits fees on behalf of a Steward for obligated WEEE supplied for use in Ontario. A remitter may or may not be a Steward. To be a Remitter the company must enter into an Agreement with an obligated Steward.
An Agreement made between a company or organization and a Steward. The Agreement permits the company or organization (know as the "Remitter") to file monthly reports and pay fees to OES on behalf of that Steward, for the electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) that the Steward supplied them.
An entity that is registered with OES and re-packs WEEE from roll-off bins onto pallets in order to prepare the WEEE for the OES approved collection process. The Re-packing facility has an OES registration number that must be used on the Bill of Lading.
Reporting & Remitting System
An online system that obligated Stewards and Remitters/Subremitters use to file monthly OES Reports by entering the number of units they supplied into the marketplace. The system automatically calculates monthly remittance as well as generates online invoices.
A company or organization that is approved by OES to provide one or more of the following services: collection, transportation, consolidation, processing, refurbishing or reuse of accepted EEE.
Collection events offered by municipalities, stewards, retailers, other collectors where residents can drop-off WEEE for end of life management.
- companies or organizations that are resident in Ontario;
- the brand owners, first importers, franchisors and/or assemblers of designated Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) that supply EEE for use in Ontario.
An organization that agrees to report and remit fees to OES on designated products on behalf of a Remitter.
An Agreement made between a company or organization and a Remitter. The Agreement permits the company or organization (know as the "Sub-Remitter") to file monthly reports and pay fees to OES on behalf of that Remitter, for the electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) that the Steward supplied them.
An entity that is registered with OES, who transports designated WEEE from a Collection site to a Re-Packer in a Roll-off bin or similar bulk shipping container. Each Transporter has an OES transporter number that must be used on the Bill of Lading.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
A device that is waste, that requires an electric current to operate, and is designated by the Minister’s Program Request Letter under the Program for which Stewards must report and pay fees to OES according to the Program Rules. Accepted electronics include telephones, computers, cameras, etc.
Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO)
A non-crown corporation whose mandate is to develop, implement and operate waste diversion programs for a wide range of materials that the Minister of Environment designates.
Waste Diversion Act (WDA)
A Government of Ontario Act that empowers the Minister of the Environment to designate materials for which waste diversion programs are to be established and promote the reduction, reuse and recycling of such designated waste.