Ontario Regulations 102/94 and 103/94 are part of Ontario’s 3Rs Regulations. They help businesses and other organizations reduce, reuse and recycle their waste materials.
Who Must Comply?
The owner of a retail establishment must comply with Ontario Regulations 102/94 and 103/94 if the establishment:
To comply with Ontario Regulations 102/94 and 103/94, owners of qualifying retail establishments are required to:
What if my retail establishment does not have to comply with O. Reg. 102/94 or O. Reg. 103/94?
The Ontario government encourages all retail operations to meet the requirements of the 3Rs regulations to improve waste diversion. This website supports all retail management professionals in their waste-reduction efforts.
What do I need to do to be in compliance?
This poster provides an overview of the three simple steps to compliance.
The following regulations are part of the Environmental Protection Act and are relevant to your business:
Use these resources to help you design and implement a practical and effective waste-reduction work plan that will help you work most effectively with your tenants, staff, and service providers.
Once you’ve reviewed the Guide to Waste Audits and Waste Reduction Work Plans for the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Sectors, as well as the Guide to Source Separation of Recyclable Materials for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Sectors and Multi-unit Residential Buildings, use the Waste Audit and Waste Reduction Work Plan forms to help guide you through the process.
You are required to document this information under Ontario Regulation 102/94 and to make it available to the Ministry of the Environment if requested. Update these documents annually.
Use these templates to guide waste-reduction planning efforts, even if your retail operation isn’t required to comply with the regulations.
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