Ontario Chapter

Resources for Ontario CARI Members

The resources to the following topics address key issues of particular interest to members in Ontario. Use these links to keep up-to-date on current regulations and recommended practices that affect your business.

If you have further questions about any topic, talk to your fellow members or contact CARI directly for assistance: [email protected]

Metal Theft

Ontario currently has no legal requirements for recycling businesses regarding the collection of information on purchased materials. CARI is, however, watching carefully as other provinces consider new rules for source identification and data retention.

We are actively advocating to ensure that government does not make recyclers responsible for crime prevention. CARI’s position on material theft policy is outlined here.

ELV Standards

While Ontario has been refining its requirements for processing end-of-life vehicles (ELVs), our survey of members suggests that most recyclers in that business already comply with these standards without changing their established practices. CARI actively assisted in drafting MOE Regulation 347 to reflect the needs and experience of our members.

Check these sources to ensure that your business and your employees are up-to-date:

Fire Safety

The Office of the Fire Marshall has published fire safety standards and practices specifically for recycling and waste processing yards.

Employee Health & Labour Codes

These links provide current information on worker’s rights and safety standards:

For recent updates on Ontario labour laws, check these reports online:

Environmental Protection

Here is a starter kit for compliance with legislation concerning waste water, air quality, hazardous materials, etc.


Anyone who transports waste, including potentially hazardous material, is subject to both provincial and federal standards for vehicle safety and driver training. Key guidelines for operators include:

Handling Special Materials

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