Environmental Handling Fee (EHF)
EPRA-Québec is funded through Environmental Handling Fees (EHF) that are applied on the cost 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 are applicable on the cost of new electronic products regulated and marketed in Québec:
Display Devices 46" or Larger
Display Devices 30" – 45"
Display Devices 29" or Smaller
Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines
Non-Portable Audio/Video Systems
Computer and Video Game Peripherals
Desktop Printers, Scanners, Fax Machines, Copiers and Multi-Function Devices (MFDs)
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Systems
Home Theatre in a Box
Vehicle Audio/Video and Navigation Systems
Cellular Devices and Pagers
*All EHFs are subject to applicable sales tax.