Environmental Handling Fee (EHF)

EPRA Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia:
$9.00 - 32.00

Display Devices (TV/Monitor/All-in-one)
$0.60

Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines
$2.00

Home Audio/Video Systems
$2.00

Desktop Computers
$1.00

Portable Computers
$0.50

Computer Peripherals
$3.00

Desktop Printers
$0.50

Personal/Portable Audio/Video Systems
$2.00

Home Theatre In-A-Box (HBT) Systems
$2.00

Vehicle Audio/Video Systems (aftermarket)
$0.07

Cellular Devices and Pagers
appliances
$4.50

** Countertop Microwave Ovens
videogames
$0.50 - 2.00

** Video Games, Peripheral & Systems
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$0.50 - 2.00

** Global Positioning System (GPS)
Personal Portable & Vehicle (aftermarket)
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$0.50

** External Storage Drives & Modems
ebooks
$0.50

** E-Book Readers
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$0.50 - 3.00

** Portable & Desktop Scanners

*All EHFs are subject to applicable sales tax

** Effective January 1 st, 2020