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:
$3.25

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

29" or Smaller

$4.50

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

30" – 45"

$8.00

Display Devices (TV/Monitor/All-in-one) 46" or Larger
$0.60

Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines
$2.35

Home Audio/Video Playback and/or Recording Systems
$0.80

Desktop Computers
$0.50

Portable Computers
$0.35

Computer Peripherals
$4.95

Desktop Printers, Copying and Multi-Function Devices
$0.65

Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and Recording Systems
$0.10

Cellular Devices and Pagers
$2.35

Home Theatre In-A-Box (HTB) Systems
$2.35

Vehicle Audio/Video Systems (aftermarket)
$19.00

Floor-Standing Photocopiers/Multi-Function Devices
$0.65

IT And Telecom Equipment <2kg
$0.50

IT And Telecom Equipment 2-10kg
$0.80

IT And Telecom Equipment 10-50kg
$19.00

IT And Telecom Equipment 50-200kg
$0.05

Micro Toys Electronic
$0.65

"Electronic Toys" (All electronic toys except micro toys and small & large battery powered ride-on toys)
$0.65

Musical Instruments w/ battery
$2.35

Musical Instruments w/ plug
$0.65

Medical And Monitoring Equipment <2kg
$0.50

Medical And Monitoring Equipment 2-10kg
$0.80

Medical And Monitoring Equipment 10-50kg
$19.00

Medical And Monitoring Equipment 50-200kg
$0.50

Small Battery-Powered Ride-On Toys
$0.80

Large Battery-Powered Ride-On Toys
$19.00

Floor-Standing Photocopiers/Multi-Function Devices
$2.35

Home Theatre In-A-Box (HTB) Systems
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$12.95

E-scooters (<20kg)*
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$14.95

E-bikes, E-scooters (20kg+)*

*All EHFs are subject to applicable sales tax

Click here for the EPRA BC Program Brochure.