Environmental Handling Fee (EHF)

Ontario Electronic Stewardship 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 Ontario:

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

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

30" – 45"


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

29" or Smaller


Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines

Home Audio/Video Playback and Recording Systems/Components

Desktop Computers

Portable Computers

Desktop Printers/Multi-function Devices

Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and Recording Systems

Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) Systems

Vehicle Audio/Video Systems (aftermarket)

Floor-Standing Multi-Function Devices

Computer Peripherals

Cellular Devices

*All EHFs are subject to applicable sales tax