CESA Notice to Members October 2019

The CESA notice provides important program updates and changes for members. If you have any questions or concerns, we invite you to reach out to us directly at any time. We may share your question in future notices, as oftentimes the questions asked by one member are relevant to others. This format presents an opportunity to share learning and information about the program among all stewards.

1. Program Product Update

CESA continuously reviews new and existing products to either confirm and exclude their capture under the ElectroRecycle program, and ensure a consistent decision-making process is followed.

Product Clarification

The following products have been added to the ElectroRecycle program.




Effective Date



*includes desk top and hand-held vaporizers as well as vape pens


Category 17: Sports, Leisure, Arts, Crafts & Hobby Devices

$ 0.75

January 1, 2020

Electric Cigarette Roller

Category 17: Sports, Leisure, Arts, Crafts & Hobby Devices

$ 0.75

January 1, 2020

Herbal Infuser

Category 2: Kitchen Countertop – Heating Appliances


January 1, 2020


Category 2: Kitchen Countertop – Heating Appliances


January 1, 2020

We have received enquiries from our membership regarding new products on the market that are targeted for the cannabis market. Please note that any product whose function is similar to existing CESA products, for example a cannabis grinder which has a similar function to a coffee or spice grinder, is included in the program.

CESA Product Guide Available Online
A current list of included and excluded products is always available in the CESA Product Guide. A Summary of Program Product Changes is also available. Members are reminded that they must report and remit fees on new products starting 90 days from receipt of notice about the inclusion of the product in the program.

If your company has questions whether a product is included or not included in the program, please email memberservices@cesarecycling.ca with a product description, link and/or photo, and we will provide clarification. Depending on the nature of the product, a decision may need to be reviewed by CESA’s Producer Relations Committee, which meets on a quarterly basis, resulting in a potential delay. We appreciate your patience as we work to ensure all products are thoroughly reviewed.

2. Reporting Frequency and Payment Options

We have heard from members who were looking for more convenient ways to submit payment and for some members, fewer times per year. As a result of this feedback, CESA has adapted its reporting schedule and the ways you can now make payments.

Small Remitters
CESA has quarterly and annual remitter options for members who report within a certain threshold each year. Those who remit less than $1,000 per year qualify to report and remit fees on an annual basis, and members who report less than $20,000 per year qualify to report quarterly instead of monthly. Send your requests to memberservices@cesarecycling.ca or call 1-877-670-CESA (2372). If your company is eligible, we can move you to small remitter status to help reduce your reporting requirements. For more information, review CESA’s Small Remitter Policy.

Bill Payment Option
Members are now able to pay their CESA EHF invoices through a new online bill payment service which is offered through the following banking institutions:

  • TD Canada Trust
  • Central 1
  • BMO
  • Scotia Bank
  • RBC
  • CIBC

If your preferred bank is not listed, please let us know and we will research whether its inclusion is possible.

3. Regulatory Updates


Ontario released draft regulations for recycling electrical and electronic (EEE) equipment and batteries in May 2019, which has shifted responsibility of managing these items to full individual producer responsibility. We are currently exploring options in Ontario to ensure that any future decisions that are made will be done for the benefit of our members. The regulations are not final and are subject to change as a result of the consultation process and comments received by the Ministry. If you have any feedback that you would like to share, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at memberservices@cesarecycling.ca, and stay tuned for more information to come.

Click here to review the draft regulations:

4. Stewardship Collaboration: OPEIC & CESA

We are excited to announce that CESA’s ElectroRecycle program will be collaborating with the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute of Canada (OPEIC) to start collecting outdoor power equipment through our existing collection network, pending approval of the OPEIC stewardship plan from the Ministry of Environment. Stay tuned for more exciting news on this upcoming partnership!

5. Member Contact Information

This is a friendly reminder to ensure that all contact information on your member reporting profile is kept up-to-date. Please email memberservices@cesarecycling.ca to notify the program of any changes.