Steward or Remitter
Ontario Electronic Stewardship’s electronic recycling program makes it easier for industry to do what is best for the environment, and help keep old computers, televisions and other electronics out of landfill. The leaders of this important initiative—Stewards of designated Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE)—are defined by Ontario’s WEEE Program Rules as:
- companies or organizations that are resident in Ontario;
- the Brand Owners, First Importers, Franchisors and/or Assemblers of designated Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE); and
- suppliers of EEE in Ontario.
If your organization is a Steward of EEE, you are legally obligated to register with OES, file monthly reports and pay applicable fees on the EEE you supply into Ontario.
How do I Register?
Following registration, companies receive an application number, login ID and password, and are required to file monthly Steward Reports using the OES online Reporting and Remitting System.
For more information, visit please our Apply & Register section.
Questions? Call 1-888-646-1820 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are distributors or retailers of your electronic products willing to enter into Agreements to report and pay fees to OES on your behalf?
An organization or company can enter into a voluntary Remitter’s Agreement with the Steward that supplies them with EEE Products. The organization then becomes a "Remitter" and can file monthly reports and pay fees to OES on behalf of that Steward, for the EEE that the Steward supplied them.
An organization may also enter into a secondary (also voluntary) Sub-Remitter’s Agreement with a Remitter in order to report and pay fees to OES on behalf of the Remitter. This organization becomes a “Sub-Remitter."
Learn more about Remitters and Sub-Remitters.
The Steward Self-Manage Option was designed for Stewards (brand owners and/or first importers) of Phase 1 and 2 EEE to allow Stewards who self-manage (recycle) their EEE at the end of its life with a way to continue to do so under the Revised Phase 1and 2 Program. Please note that if approved by OES, the Steward who is self-managing their EEE is not absolved from their obligation under the WEEE Program, but they may be exempt from monthly reporting and payments based on EEE fees in lieu of paying a portion of common costs.
If your company is currently operating a self-managed program or wants to learn more about this option, please email: email@example.com.