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Reference #1 - Complete List of Electronics Recycling fees for each province(current)

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Reference #1 - Complete List of Electronics Recycling fees for each province(current)

UPDATED MAR 5, 2019

Copied from the The Source's website.
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ONTARIO
Effective February 1, 2019, the Ontario Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) has been changed to $0.00.

The EHF Per Unit is:
Desktop Computers $0.00
Portable Computers $0.00
Computer Peripherals $0.00
Mice
Modems
Computer Keyboards
Single Hard Drives
Optical Drives
Desktop Printing, Copying and Multi-Function Devices $0.00
Display Devices - 29" or smaller (including All-In-One Computers) $0.00
Display Devices - 30-45" screens $0.00
Display Devices - 46" or larger $0.00
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines $0.00
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $0.00
Home Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $0.00
Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) Systems $0.00
Vehicle Audio and Video Systems $0.00
Sales - The levy will be charged on all of the above products sold, shipped and delivered into Ontario. If a product is purchased in Ontario, but shipped to another province that has no levy or EHF, no levy or EHF is applicable. Please note that applicable GST/HST, PST, QST will be charged according to the province to which the product is shipped.
Returns - The EHF on electronics is refundable on returns based on The Source (Bell) Electronics Inc.’s return policy.
Exchanges - If a Television, for example, is exchanged for another size of Television, the final EHF will be based on the size of the second Television.
Tax Applicability - HST applies to the amount of the EHF.

ALBERTA
The EHF Per Unit is:
Computers
CPUs (Desktop Computers and Servers) $4.40
Portable Computers (Laptop, Notebook and Tablet PC) $1.20
Printer/Printer Combinations, ‘Stand-alone scanners, fax machines and photocopiers $4.80
Visual Display and All-in-One Devices
Less than 30” screen $4.00
30” and larger $10.00
Sales - The levy will be charged on all of the above products sold, shipped and delivered into Alberta. If a product is purchased in Alberta, but shipped to another province that has no levy or EHF, no levy or EHF is applicable. Please note that applicable GST/HST, PST, QST will be charged according to the province to which the product is shipped.
Returns - The EHF on electronics is refundable on returns based on The Source (Bell) Electronics Inc.’s return policy.
Exchanges - If a Television, for example, is exchanged for another size of Television, the final EHF will be based on the size of the second Television.
Tax Applicability - GST applies to the amount of the levy.

SASKATCHEWAN
The EHF Per Unit is:
Desktop Computers $1.00
Portable Computers $0.80
Computer Peripherals (Mice and Keyboards) $0.20
Display Devices – 29" or smaller (including All-In-One Computers) $5.00
Display Devices – 30-45” screens $10.00
Display Devices – 46” or larger $25.00
Desktop Printers/Fax Machines $1.00
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $0.20
Home Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $0.90
Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) Systems $0.90
Vehicle Audio and Video Systems $0.90
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines $0.25
Floor-Standing Printing, Copying and Multi-Function Devices $10.00
Countertop Microwave Ovens - < 1.0 cu. ft. $1.50
Countertop Microwave Ovens - ≥ 1.0 cu. ft. $1.50
Sales - The levy will be charged on all of the above products sold, shipped and delivered into Saskatchewan. If a product is purchased in Saskatchewan, but shipped to another province that has no levy or EHF, no levy or EHF is applicable. Please note that applicable GST/HST, PST, QST will be charged according to the province to which the product is shipped.
Returns - The EHF on electronics is refundable on returns based on The Source (Bell) Electronics Inc.’s return policy.
Exchanges - If a Television, for example, is exchanged for another size of Television, the final EHF will be based on the size of the second Television.
Tax Applicability - GST applies to the amount of the levy. PST does not apply to the amount of the levy.

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Electronics
The EHF Per Unit is:
Desktop Computers $1.40
Portable Computers $1.00
Computer and Video Gaming Peripherals $0.20
Display Devices – 29" or smaller (including All-In-One Computers) $7.00
Display Devices – 30-45" screens $12.00
Display Devices – 46" or larger $28.00
Desktop Printers/Fax Machines/Scanners $1.25
Portable Electronic and Music Devices $0.25
Home Audio, Video & Gaming Products & Musical Instruments $1.10
Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) Systems $1.10
Vehicle Audio and Video Systems $1.10
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines $0.45
Floor-Standing Printing, Copying and Multi-Function Devices $10.00Small Appliances
The EHF per unit is:
Time Measurement (e.g. Clock) $0.20
Weight Measurement (e.g. Scale) $0.30
Air Treatment (e.g. Air Purifier, fans) $0.95
Smaller Floor/Surface Cleaning (e.g. Handheld Vacuum) $0.50
Personal Care $0.25
Designated Very Small Items $0.20
Sports, Leisure, Arts, Crafts & Hobby Devices $0.75
Test and Measurement Tools $0.35
Kitchen Countertop - Motorized (e.g. Blender) $0.50
Kitchen Countertop - Heating Appliances $0.80
Kitchen Countertop - Coffee/Tea $0.70
Microwave Ovens $5.00
Garment Care Appliances $0.60
Full-size Floor Cleaning Appliances $2.50
Hand-held Power Tools $0.55
Bench-top, Demolition, Free-Standing Power Tools $1.20
Sewing / Textile Machines $2.75
Exercise Machines $1.85Major Appliances
The EHF per unit is:
Compact Refrigerators & Wine Coolers/Beverage Centres $1.25
Freezers $1.25
Portable Air Conditioners $1.25
Dehumidifiers $1.25
Electric Water Dispensers $1.10Lights
The EHF per unit is:
Light Emitting Diodes (LED) (Solid-state lamps used for specialty purposes and conventional lighting applications) $0.15
Miniature Bulb Package (Fees will be assessed on a per-package basis and NOT on a per-unit basis) $0.10
Designated Small Fixtures/Decorative Light Strings $0.15
Portable Fixtures (with plug, cord or battery such as Desk Lamps) $0.15E-Toys
The EHF per unit is:
Micro Toys weighing less than 50gms $0.05
All toys except Micro Toys, Small and Large Battery-Powered Ride-Ons $0.25Batteries
The EHF Per Unit is:
Single Use
AA $ 0.05
AAA $ 0.04
C $ 0.08
D $ 0.10
9V $ 0.07
Button $ 0.02
Small Primary $ 0.05
Medium Primary $ 0.25
Large Primary $ 0.75
Rechargeable
AA $ 0.14
AAA $ 0.12
C $ 0.15
D $ 0.20
9V $ 0.15
Button $ 0.10
Small Rechargeable $ 0.10
Medium Rechargeable $ 0.50
Large Rechargeable $ 2.50
Portable Power $ 1.25
Pricing Examples:
A 4-pack AA Primary Batteries EHF is $0.05 x 4 = $0.20
A 48-pack AA Primary Batteries EHF is $0.05 x 48 = $2.40
Sales - The levy will be charged on all of the above products sold, shipped and delivered into British Columbia. If a product is purchased in British Columbia, but shipped to another province that has no levy or EHF, no levy or EHF is applicable. Please note that applicable GST/HST, PST, QST will be charged according to the province to which the product is shipped.
Returns - The EHF on electronics is refundable on returns based on The Source (Bell) Electronics Inc.’s return policy.
Exchanges - If a Television, for example, is exchanged for another size of Television, the final EHF will be based on the size of the second Television.
Tax Applicability - GST and PST applies to the amount of the levy.

NOVA SCOTIA & PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
The EHF Per Unit is:
Desktop Computers $2.50
Portable Computers $1.50
Computer Peripherals (Mice and Keyboards) $0.50
Display Devices – 29" or smaller (including All-In-One Computers) $10.00
Display Devices – 30-45" screens $20.00
Display Devices – 46" or larger $35.00
Desktop Printers/Fax Machines/Scanners $3.00
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $0.50
Home Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $2.00
Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) Systems $2.00
Vehicle Audio and Video Systems $2.00
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines $0.60
Sales - The levy will be charged on all of the above products sold, shipped and delivered into Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island. If a product is purchased in Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, but shipped to another province that has no levy or EHF, no levy or EHF is applicable. Please note that applicable GST/HST, PST, QST will be charged according to the province to which the product is shipped.
Returns - The EHF on electronics is refundable on returns based on The Source (Bell) Electronics Inc.’s return policy.
Exchanges - If a Television, for example, is exchanged for another size of Television, the final EHF will be based on the size of the second Television.
Tax Applicability - HST applies to the amount of the EHF.

MANITOBA
The EHF Per Unit is:
Desktop Computers $1.00
Portable Computers $0.80
Computer Peripherals (Mice and Keyboards) $0.20
Display Devices – 29" or smaller (including All-In-One Computers) $5.00
Display Devices – 30-45" screens $10.00
Display Devices – 46" or larger $25.00
Desktop Printers/Fax Machines/Scanners $1.00
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $0.20
Home Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $0.90
Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) Systems $0.90
Vehicle Audio and Video Systems $0.90
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines $0.25
Countertop Microwave Ovens - < 1.0 cu. Ft. $1.50
Countertop Microwave Ovens - ≥ 1.0 cu. Ft. $1.50Batteries
The EHF Per Unit is:
Single Use
AA $ 0.04
AAA $ 0.03
C $ 0.08
D $ 0.10
9V $ 0.06
Button $ 0.02
Small Primary $ 0.05
Medium Primary $ 0.25
Large Primary $ 0.75
Rechargeable
AA $ 0.10
AAA $ 0.08
C $ 0.15
D $ 0.20
9V $ 0.15
Button $ 0.10
Small Rechargeable $ 0.10
Medium Rechargeable $ 0.50
Large Rechargeable $ 2.00
Portable Power $ 1.25
Products sold with batteries included
Garden Tool $ 2.00
Construction / Renovation Tool $ 2.00
E-Toy $ 0.10
Pricing Examples:
A 4-pack AA Primary Batteries EHF is $0.04 x 4 = $0.16
A 48-pack AA Primary Batteries EHF is $0.04 x 48 = $1.92
Sales - The levy will be charged on all of the above products sold, shipped and delivered into Manitoba. If a product is purchased in Manitoba, but shipped to another province that has no levy or EHF, no levy or EHF is applicable. Please note that applicable GST/HST, PST, QST will be charged according to the province to which the product is shipped.
Returns - The EHF on electronics is refundable on returns based on The Source (Bell) Electronics Inc.’s return policy.
Exchanges - If a Television, for example, is exchanged for another size of Television, the final EHF will be based on the size of the second Television.
Tax Applicability - GST and PST applies to the amount of the levy.

QUÉBEC
Electronics
The EHF Per Unit is:
Desktop Computers $1.10
Portable Computers $0.90
Computer and Video Gaming Peripherals $0.20
Desktop Printers, Scanners, Fax Machines, Copiers & Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs) $1.25
Display Devices – 29" or smaller (including All-In-One Computers) $5.50
Display Devices – 30-45" screens $9.00
Display Devices – 46" or larger $24.00
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines $0.45
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Systems $0.25
Non-Portable Audio/Video Systems $0.80
Vehicle Audio/Video and Navigation Systems $0.80
Home Theatre-In-A-Box $0.80Batteries
The EHF Per Unit is:
Single Use
AA $ 0.04
AAA $ 0.03
C $ 0.08
D $ 0.10
9V $ 0.06
Button $ 0.02
Small Primary $ 0.05
Medium Primary $ 0.25
Large Primary $ 0.75
Rechargeable
AA $ 0.09
AAA $ 0.08
C $ 0.15
D $ 0.20
9V $ 0.15
Button $ 0.10
Small Rechargeable $ 0.10
Medium Rechargeable $ 0.50
Large Rechargeable $ 2.00
Portable Power $ 0.75
Products sold with batteries included
Garden Tool $ 2.00
Construction / Renovation Tool $ 2.00
E-Toy $ 0.10
Pricing Examples:
A 4-pack AA Primary Batteries EHF is $0.04 x 4 = $0.16
A 48-pack AA Primary Batteries EHF is $0.04 x 48 = $1.92
Sales - The levy will be included in the selling price on all of the above products sold, shipped and delivered into Québec. If a product is purchased in Québec, but shipped to another province that has no levy or EHF, no levy or EHF is applicable. Please note that applicable GST/HST, PST, QST will be charged according to the province to which the product is shipped.
Returns - The EHF on electronics is refundable on returns based on The Source (Bell) Electronics Inc.’s return policy.
Exchanges - If a Television, for example, is exchanged for another size of Television, the final EHF will be based on the size of the second Television.
Tax Applicability - GST and PST applies to the amount of the levy.

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
The EHF Per Unit is:
Desktop Computers $2.75
Portable Computers $1.50
Computer Peripherals $0.50
Desktop Printers, Scanners and Fax Machines $3.00
Display Devices – 29" or smaller (including All-In-One Computers) $10.00
Display Devices – 30-45" screens $20.00
Display Devices – 46" or larger $35.00
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines $0.60
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $0.50
Home Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording System $2.00
Vehicle Audio/Video System $2.00
Home Theatre In a Box (HTB) Systems $2.00
Sales - The levy will be charged on all of the above products sold, shipped and delivered into Newfoundland & Labrador. If a product is purchased in Newfoundland & Labrador, but shipped to another province that has no levy or EHF, no levy or EHF is applicable. Please note that applicable GST/HST, PST, QST will be charged according to the province to which the product is shipped.
Returns - The EHF on electronics is refundable on returns based on The Source (Bell) Electronics Inc.’s return policy.
Exchanges - If a Television, for example, is exchanged for another size of Television, the final EHF will be based on the size of the second Television.
Tax Applicability - HST applies to the amount of the levy.

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
The EHF Per Unit is:
Computers
CPUs (Desktop Computers and Servers) $10.50
Portable Computers (Laptop, Notebook and Tablet PC) $3.00
Desktop Printer/Printer Combination, 'Stand-alone' scanners, fax machines and photocopiers $8.00
Visual Display and all-in-One Devices
Less than 30" screen $12.25
30" - 45" screen $24.50
Greater than 45" screen $40.00
Sales - The levy will be charged on all of the above products sold, shipped and delivered into Northwest Territories. If a product is purchased in Northwest Territories, but shipped to another province that has no levy or EHF, no levy or EHF is applicable. Please note that applicable GST/HST, PST, QST will be charged according to the province to which the product is shipped.
Returns - The EHF on electronics is refundable on returns based on The Source (Bell) Electronics Inc.’s return policy.
Exchanges - If a Television, for example, is exchanged for another size of Television, the final EHF will be based on the size of the second Television.
Tax Applicability - GST applies to the amount of the levy.
NEW BRUNSWICK
The EHF Per Unit is:
Desktop Computers $5.50
Portable Computers $4.50
Computer Peripherals $0.75
Desktop Printers, Scanners and Fax Machines $5.50
Display Devices – 29" or smaller (including All-In-One Computers) $16.00
Display Devices – 30-45" screens $31.00
Display Devices – 46" or larger $46.00
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines $0.85
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $0.75
Home Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording System $2.75
Vehicle Audio/Video Systems $2.75
Home Theatre In a Box (HTB) Systems $2.75

YUKON
Electronic products
The EHF Per Unit is:
Desktop computers $2.80
Portable computers $2.00
Computer accessories $0.40
Desktop printers/fax machine/copiers $2.50
Display (≤ 29") (including all-in-one) $14.00
Display (30” to 45”) (including all-in-one) $24.00
Display (≥ 45”) (including all-in-one) $56.00
Cellular devices and pagers $0.14
Non-cellular phones and answering machines $0.90
Personal or portable image/audio/video systems $0.50
Home audio/video systems $2.20
Home theatre-in-a-box $2.20
Vehicle audio/video systems (aftermarket) $2.20Electrical products
The EHF Per Unit is:
Kitchen countertop - motorized $0.88
Kitchen countertop - heating $1.40
Kitchen countertop - heating -coffee/tea $1.23
All microwaves $10.94
Time measurement $0.70
Weight measurement $0.70
Garment care $1.23
Air treatment appliances $1.75
Personal care appliances $1.75
Full-size floor cleaning devices $4.38
Small floor cleaning devices $0.70
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OMFG THE FEES.

WHY ONTARIO CHARGE SO MUCH?
Thanks Dalton McGuinty. Your legend lives on.
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We need a table so we can compare these taxes! I mean eco-friendly recycling fees, of course.
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If more people had just driven to their local goodwill/value village/salvation army/talize etc and donated some of these then we might not have this issue.
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Nettles wrote:
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If more people had just driven to their local goodwill/value village/salvation army/talize etc and donated some of these then we might not have this issue.
Easier said than done. A year or two ago I tried to drop off a CRT monitor at Good Will and they would not take it. I took it to the closest community recycling centre and dropped it off for free, which I believe you can still do in Mississauga.
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That is a fee. Not a tax. Therefore its not going in the tax statistics.

So who said we were taxed too much ?
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Just to clear something up:
For Alberta:
•Displays under 30" (including TVs and monitors) $4.00
•Displays over 30" (including TVs and monitors) $10.00

You've got a hole for 30" monitors. Would I pay 4 or 10?

The site provided clears it up:

30” screen and larger: $10 dollars

So I'm going to pay 10 bucks and I'm going to quietly weep about that travesty.

Just thought I'd clarify that a bit.
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i paid recycling fees when buying and have to pay again ?????
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kirm wrote:
Jan 8th, 2014 3:48 pm
Just to clear something up:
For Alberta:
•Displays under 30" (including TVs and monitors) $4.00
•Displays over 30" (including TVs and monitors) $10.00

You've got a hole for 30" monitors. Would I pay 4 or 10?

The site provided clears it up:

30” screen and larger: $10 dollars

So I'm going to pay 10 bucks and I'm going to quietly weep about that travesty.

Just thought I'd clarify that a bit.
Yes this is right.Its the perfect rate for Alberta.
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what happen to "Ontario to Phase Out Controversial Environmental Handling Fee on Electronics"
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Absolute BS.

You pay this fee when you purchase the product.

You pay ANOTHER fee when you take it to the Recycling Plant (Oshawa Recycling Plant charges).

DOUBLE DIPPING BY OUR GREAT GREEDY GOVERNMENTS!

So what do you do?

#1 - sell it on Kijiji
#2 - dump it in black garbage bags should your municipality uses black garbage bags for garbage

My old laptop was out of commission. I just used a hammer ... smashed it into pieces ... put the pieces in with the rest of my garbage ... on the curbside it sat to be dumped.

DOUBLE DIP. Sorry. No way.


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just curious about the so called "eco fee." we paid the eco fee and it was also taxed by the government, have you guys noticed it? I just found out when i read ur forum and immediately search for my receipts and whallah, it was the price of the product you bought + eco fee * HST = total amount we should pay.
We have to shell out some form of fees or tax or payment and the gov't taxed it too? I know some people are thinking it's not much for a single consumer or for one product, but take a moment to think, how many people are using electronic products nowadays? i don't believe that each household won't have even one. How much money are going to the recycler plus the money they earned from selling the products that can be recycled to the third world countries? To cut the story short, we are being taxed also on the eco fees that are collected from us. It is also a kind of taxation. Some people said it's not a tax, it's a levy. For me, it's all the same. We are being taxed on the taxes that we paid. And so, the tax collected on the tax is going to the government contrary to some people saying, "it's not going to the government but in fact, it has a portion (tax on the levy because they added the levy first to the amount we bought then multiply by 13% hst). I agree with some of our members here "DOUBLE DIPPING."
Sorry for this unsolicited opinion. But I also have the right to voice out what is right and wrong. We, the consumers are burdened much by these taxes over taxes. Do you guys know that We are also taxed on the profit margin of the products they sold. the higher profit margin added the retailer make, the higher tax we pay. i.e. a pack of cigarettes of the same brand have different prices among each convenient stores even those of the gasoline stations. Thanks guys for reading my post.

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