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Recycling programs are sustained through the collection of
an Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) enforced by provinces
in Canada. They are paid at the time you purchase a new computer,
notebook, monitor, television and other applicable electronics
(outlined by Province below) – so you won’t need to worry
about paying a Fee to recycle your end-of-life electronics.

Ontario
Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) on Electronics
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The EHF per unit is:
Desktop Computers $1.60
Portable Computers $1.30
Computer Peripherals $0.75
    • Mice  
    • Modems  
    • Computer Keyboards  
    • Single Hard Drives  
    • Optical Drives  
Desktop Printing, Copying and Multi-Function Devices    $8.00
Display Devices – 29" or smaller (including All-In-One Computers) $12.25
Display Devices – 30-45” screens $39.50
Display Devices – 46” or larger $39.50
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines $1.50
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $0.75
Home Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $5.00
Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) Systems $5.00
Vehicle Audio and Video Systems $4.00


  • 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.
  • HST Applicability - HST applies to the amount of the levy.



Alberta
Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) on Electronics
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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
All-in-One Computers  
    • Less than 30” screen $4.40
    • 30” and larger $10.00
Visual Display Devices (TVs and Monitors)  
    • 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.
  • GST Applicability - GST applies to the amount of the levy.




Saskatchewan
Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) on Electronics
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The EHF per unit is:
Desktop Computers $5.50
Portable Computers $3.00
Computer Peripherals (Mice and Keyboards) $0.90
Display Devices – 29" or smaller (including All-In-One Computers) $9.25
Display Devices – 30-45” screens $23.25
Display Devices – 46” or larger $39.50
Desktop Printers/Fax Machines $6.50
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $0.40
Home Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $3.50
Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) Systems $6.00
Vehicle Audio and Video Systems $2.75
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines $0.85


  • 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.
  • GST Applicability - GST applies to the amount of the levy.



British Columbia
Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) on Electronics
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Electronics
The EHF per unit is:
Desktop Computers $5.50
Portable Computers $1.20
Computer and Video Gaming Peripherals $0.90
Display Devices – 29" or smaller (including All-In-One Computers) $9.00
Display Devices – 30-45" screens $23.25
Display Devices – 46" or larger $39.50
Desktop Printers/Fax Machines/Scanners $6.50
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $0.40
Home Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems and Musical Instruments $3.50
Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) Systems $6.00
Vehicle Audio and Video Systems $2.75
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines $0.85


Small Appliances
The EHF per unit is:
Time Measurement (e.g. Clock) $0.50
Weight Measurement (e.g. Scale) $0.50
Air Treatment (e.g. Air Purifier) $1.00
Desk and Tabletop Fans $1.25
Smaller Floor/Surface Cleaning (e.g. Handheld Vacuum) $0.75
Personal Care (e.g. Hair Dryer) $0.50
Designated Very Small Items (e.g. Mug Warmer) $0.25
Sports, Leisure, Arts, Crafts & Hobby Devices (e.g. Binoculars) $0.75
Test and Measurement Tools (e.g. Digital Multimeters) $0.75


Lights
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/Handheld Lights $0.15
Portable Fixtures (with plug, cord or battery such as Desk Lamps) $0.85


E-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 $0.40


  • 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.
  • GST/PST Applicability - GST/PST applies to the amount of the levy.



Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island
Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) on Electronics
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The EHF per unit is:
Desktop Computers $10.50
Portable Computers $2.10
Computer Peripherals (Mice and Keyboards) $0.90
Display Devices – 29" or smaller (including All-In-One Computers) $11.50
Display Devices – 30-45" screens $24.50
Display Devices – 46" or larger $43.50
Desktop Printers/Fax Machines/Scanners $6.50
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $0.40
Home Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $3.50
Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) Systems $6.00
Vehicle Audio and Video Systems $2.75
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines $0.85


  • 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.
  • HST Applicability - HST applies to the amount of the EHF.



Manitoba
Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) on Electronics
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The EHF per unit is:
Desktop Computers $5.50
Portable Computers $2.10
Computer Peripherals (Mice and Keyboards) $0.90
Display Devices – 29" or smaller (including All-In-One Computers) $9.25
Display Devices – 30-45" screens $23.25
Display Devices – 46" or larger $39.50
Desktop Printers/Fax Machines/Scanners $6.50
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $0.40
Home Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $3.50
Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) Systems $6.00
Vehicle Audio and Video Systems $2.75
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines $0.85


  • 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.
  • GST/PST Applicability - GST/PST applies to the amount of the levy.



Québec
Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) on Electronics
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The EHF per unit is:
Desktop Computers $5.50
Portable Computers $1.20
Computer and Video Gaming Peripherals $0.90
Desktop Printers, Scanners, Fax Machines, Copiers & Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs) $7.75
Display Devices – 29" or smaller (including All-In-One Computers) $11.50
Display Devices – 30-45" screens $23.25
Display Devices – 46" or larger $39.50
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines $0.85
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Systems $0.40
Non-Portable Audio/Video Systems $3.50
Vehicle Audio/Video and Navigation Systems $2.75
Home Theatre-In-A-Box $6.00


  • Sales - The levy will be charged 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.
  • GST/PST Applicability - GST/QST applies to the amount of the levy.



Newfoundland & Labrador
Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) on Electronics
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The EHF per unit is:
Desktop Computers $10.50
Portable Computers $2.50
Computer Peripherals $1.05
Desktop Printers, Scanners and Fax Machines $7.75
Display Devices – 29" or smaller (including All-In-One Computers) $12.25
Display Devices – 30-45" screens $24.50
Display Devices – 46" or larger $43.50
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines $1.00
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems $0.45
Home Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording System $4.00
Vehicle Audio/Video System $3.25
Home Theatre In a Box (HTB) Systems $7.20


  • 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.
  • HST Applicability - HST applies to the amount of the levy.



Q: What is the Environmental Handling Fee (EHF)?
The Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) is an environmental fee or levy that is to be added to the purchase of all televisions, computers, computer equipment and other applicable electronic devices in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Ontario, PEI, Manitoba, Québec and Newfoundland and Labrador. The fee will be used to cover the cost of collection, transportation, storage, processing and disposal of electronic waste.

Q: Does the Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) apply to online purchases?
The Environmental Handling Fee also applies to all online purchases that are shipped to Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Ontario, PEI, Manitoba, Québec and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Q: What if my shipping address is different to my billing address?
For example, if a parent in Ontario goes to an online store and orders a laptop for their child who is attending University in Alberta and they have the order shipped to Alberta then the purchase will be subject for the Environmental Handling Fee for Alberta, not Ontario.

Q: Why am I paying this environmental levy/environmental handling fee (EHF)?
This environmental levy/EHF supports various electronic diversion programs in participating provinces in Canada. This levy/EHF applies to all new purchases of designated electronic items. The fees support the various programs to recover and reclaim old electronic items that are currently entering the waste stream. These programs essentially help pay for the safe disposal of old electronic products.

Q: Is this a tax?
No, it is an Environmental Levy or Environmental Handling Fee. The fees collected go directly into the various programs that handle electronic waste and processing.

Q: Who gets the money?
The Source and all other Retailers are required to remit fees related to designated products to the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA), Ontario Electronics Stewardship (OES) and the Electronic Products Recycling Association for British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador directly.

Q: Do discounts on product sales apply to the Environmental Levy/EHF?
No, the fee is the same regardless of the purchase. It is based on the fee categories, which depends on the size or type of the product.

Q: Who can I send my comments about this fee or if I have questions about the recovery program itself?
If customers have questions or concerns they would like to express regarding the fee and the program it supports, they can contact:

For Ontario:
Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES)
26 Wellington Street East, Suite 601
Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1S2
Phone: 1-888-646-1820
Email: customerservice@ontarioelectronicstewardship.ca
www.ontarioelectronicstewardship.ca

For Alberta:
Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA)
P.O. Box 189,
Edmonton, AB T5J 2J1
Phone: 1-888-999-8762 - toll free
Email: electronics@albertarecycling.ca
www.albertarecycling.ca

For Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia,
Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador:

Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA)
Email: info@eprassociation.ca
www.eprassociation.ca

For British Columbia:
Electronics and E-Toys:
Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA)
Email: info@eprassociation.ca
www.eprassociation.ca

Small Appliances:
Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association (CESA)
12337 - 82A Avenue,
Surrey, BC, V3W 0L5
Phone: 1-877-670-CESA (2372)
Email: info@cesarecycling.ca
www.cesarecycling.ca

Lights:
Product Care Association (PCA)
12337 82A Avenue
Surrey, BC, V3W 0L5
Phone: 604-592-2972
Email: contact@productcare.org
www.productcare.org/BC-Lights-Expansion

Q: What happens if I return the product?
If a product is returned in accordance with The Source return policies, the levy/EHF will be refunded.

Q: What happens if I exchange the product?
If the exchange is for a similar size TV then the levy/EHF will not be affected, a straight exchange will take place. If the exchange involves a different size TV, then the difference between the two levies/EHF must be paid or will be refunded.

Q: What if I buy the product outside the province and have it delivered to the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, PEI, Manitoba, Québec or Newfoundland and Labrador?
The levy/EHF is applied to all designated equipment that is delivered to the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, PEI, Manitoba, Québec or Newfoundland and Labrador regardless of where the item was purchased.

Q: What if I buy the product for delivery to another province that has no levy/EHF?
If the product is purchased but the pick up or final purchase is in another province that has no levy/EHF, you will not be required to pay the levy/EHF.

Q: If I have Native Indian status, do I have to pay the levy/EHF?
Yes, applicable GST/HST will be charged on the amount of the levy/EHF.

Q: Is there PST on the levy/EHF?
Yes, applicable PST will be charged on the amount of the levy/EHF.

          


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