Environmental Handling Fee - WTF?
Since when did this practice come to be? I was never charged this fee when I buy any electronics/computers/tv from Futureshop or Bestbuy.
Anyone else got charged with environmental handling fee lately?
More information on EHF from Bestbuy:
Why am I charged an environmental handling fee?
Environmental Handling Fees
Your BestBuy.ca purchase may include an environmental handling fee as required by your Provincial Government. Used to support provincial recycling and disposal programs, environmental handling fees are collected on products such as metal, glasses, and plastics that can be recycled into other products. Handling Fees are also collected on products that may contain substances that are hazardous to the environment.
We charge environmental handling fees on items that are shipped to, delivered to or picked up in provinces or territories where we are required to do so. The handling fee amount reflects the applicable rate. You'll see the handling fee amount during the checkout process.
If you return an item for which you were charged an environment handling fee, the amount of the handling fee will be refunded. Please refer to your packing slip or our return policy for more details on returning items.
Need more information?
Visit your Provincial Government websites for more information on the specific environmental programs they provide.