Environmental Handling Fee (EHF)

EPRA British Columbia is funded through Environmental Handling Fees (EHF) that are applied on the sale of all new electronic products. It’s not a tax, nor is it a refundable deposit. The EHF on each item in the program is based on the actual cost to recycle the materials contained in the product. All program revenue is used for the collection, transportation and responsible recycling of end-of-life electronics as well as program administration.

The following EHFs will be charged on the sale and distribution of new electronic products in British Columbia:
displays
$35.00

Display Devices (TV/Monitor/All-in-one) 46" or Larger
displays
$19.00

Display Devices (TV/Monitor/All-in-one)

30" – 45"

displays
$9.00

Display Devices (TV/Monitor/All-in-one)

29" or Smaller

landline
$0.45

Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines
homeaudio
$2.50

Home Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems
$2.25

Desktop Computers
$1.00

Portable Computers
$3.50

Desktop Printers/Multi-function Devices
$0.40

Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and Recording Systems
$2.50

Vehicle Audio/Video Systems (aftermarket)
telecom
$0.40

IT And Telecom Equipment <2kg
telecom
$1.00

IT And Telecom Equipment 2-10kg
telecom
$2.25

IT And Telecom Equipment 10-50kg
telecom
$15.00

IT And Telecom Equipment 50-200kg
intruments
$0.40

Musical Instruments w/battery
intruments
$2.50

Musical Instruments w/plug
health
$0.40

Medical And Monitoring Equipment <2kg
health
$1.00

Medical And Monitoring Equipment 2-10kg
health
$2.25

Medical And Monitoring Equipment 10-50kg
health
$15.00

Medical And Monitoring Equipment 50-200kg
toys
$0.05

Micro Toys Electronic
toys
$1.00

Small Battery-Powered Ride-On Toys
toys
$2.25

Large Battery-Powered Ride-On Toys
toys
$0.40

"Electronic Toys" (All electronic toys except micro toys and small & large battery powered ride-on toys)
$0.07

Cellular Devices and Pagers

*All EHFs are subject to applicable sales tax

Click here for the Environmental Handling Fees (EHF) brochure.