Environmental Handling Fee (EHF)

The Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) is a program put in place by provincial and territories governments on all electronics purchases, to help fund the cost of recycling electronic products, as well to administrate the program.

This fee is not a tax and is based on the cost to recycle the materials contained in the product(s), and is subject to change at any time as determined by the provincial and territories program.

Why do I have to pay an Environmental Handling Fee?

The provincial and territories governments that have implemented this program require all retailers to charge this fee. 100% of this fee goes towards the costs associated with the recycling of electronic waste. This program reduces the impact of electronics disposal on the environment.

How much is the Environmental Handling Fee?

ONTARIO EHF FEE TABLE
Category FEE
Personal/ Portable Audio/Visual $0.50
Home & Pro Audio/Visual $2.00
Cellular Devices $0.25
Desktop Computer $1.25
Laptop & Tablet $0.80
All in One Computer 29 inch or less $4.00
Computer Peripherals $0.75
Telephone & Answering Machines $2.00
TV & Monitor 29 inch or Less $4.00
TV & Monitor 30 to 45 inch $8.00
TV & Monitor 46 inch or more $16.00
non-Portable Musical Instruments under 50kg (110 lbs) $2.00
non-Portable Musical Instruments 50kg - 250kg (110.4 to 551 lbs) $25.00