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Environmental Handling Fees

Future Shop helps keep electronics out of landfills by collecting Environmental Handling Fees (EHFs) to cover the cost associated with the safe and responsible recycling of end-of-life electronics. EHFs are administered by provincially approved recycling programs and are not government taxes. For more information please select your province below.

In Quebec, starting October 2012, the environmental handling fee will be included in the price of applicable products.

How is the environmental handling fee displayed?
For online orders, EHFs will be displayed during checkout. For in-store orders (including Reserve and Pick Up), EHFs will be payable in-store when picking up your order.

What happens if I return a product?
If you return an item for which you were charged an environment handling fee, the amount of the handling fee will be refunded. Please refer to your packing slip or our return policy for more details on returning items.

Need more information?
Visit your provincial government's websites for more information on the specific environmental programs they provide, or look below to view Environmental Handling Fees by province.

  • Alberta. See details.

    Category Description Fee
    Display devices Display Device 29" and less
    Display Device 30" and greater
    $4.00
    $10.00
    Computing CPUs and CTO (configured to order computers) $4.40
    Printers Printers and combo $4.80

    *Online Orders, EHFs are charged based on your shipping address
    Need more information? For more information on the products subject to fees or for information on the program, please visit the Alberta Recycling Management Authority website at http://www.albertarecycling.ca

  • British Columbia. See details.

    Category Description Fees($/unit)
    Micro Toys Electronic toys generally weighing less than 50 grams. (action figures, key chains, etc.) $0.05
    E-Toys E-Toys (learning computers, table top games, etc.) $0.40
    Small Battery Powered Ride-on Toys Electronic Ride-On Toys that are powered with batteries under 12 Volts $1.20
    Large Battery Powered Ride-on Toys Electronic Ride-On Toys that are powered by batteries 12 Volts and over. $5.50
    Display Devices 29" and under
    30" and above
    $9.00
    $31.75
    Portable Computers Laptops $1.20
    Computer Peripherals Mice
    Keyboards
    $0.90
    $0.90

    Printing, Copying and Multi-Function Devices
    Floor Standing Printers

    $6.50

    $31.75

    Telephones and Telephone Answering Machines Non-cellular telephone $0.85
    Image, Audio and Video Devices Personal/Portable
    Home/Non-Portable
    Home Theatre in a Box (HTB)
    Vehicle audio/visual
    $0.40
    $3.50
    $6.00
    $2.75
    CPU Personal computer $5.50
     Musical Instruments

    With Batteries
    With Plug 

     $0.40
    $3.50

    Program website, http://www.unpluggedrecycling.ca/

    Category Example EHF
    Countertop Motor Blender $2.25
    Countertop Heating Toaster $2.25
    Countertop Beverage Coffee Maker $2.00
    Countertop Small Microwaves Less than 1 cubic feet $7.50
    Countertop Microwaves 1 cubic feet or larger $10.00
    Time Measurement Clock $0.75
    Scale Measurement Bathroom Scale $2.75
    Garment Care Iron $1.00
    Air Treatment Air purifier $2.25
    Large Floor Cleaning Vacuum $5.25
    Small Floor Cleaning Hand held Vacuum $1.00
    Personal Care Hair Dryer $1.00
    Desk & Tabletop Fan $1.25
    Designated Small Items Air Freshener $0.25
    Category Example EHF
    Lights CFL & Handheld lamp recycling EHF $0.15
    CFL & Large lamp fixture EHF $1.40
    CFL & small lamp fixture EHF $0.85
    CFL light recycle EHF (double pack) $0.30
    CFL light recycle (single pack) $0.15
       Mini Bulb Pk $0.10
       Single Bulb $0.15
       Lights - 2 Pk $0.30
       Lights - 4 Pk $0.60
       Lights - 6 Pk $0.90
       Single Wall lamps , Table lamps, Desk and Floor Lamps $0.85
       Chandeliers $1.40
       Light String <100 $0.15
       Light String 100-200 $0.30
       Lights Rope <10' $0.15
       Lights Rope <20' $0.30
       Lights O/D Solar $0.15
       Lights O/D Pwr $0.85
       Outdoor Power Equipment - Hand Tool $2.50
       Outdoor Power Equipment - Walk Tool $10.00
       Outdoor Power Equipment - Freestand $7.70
       Outdoor Power Equipment - Tractor $40.00

    *Online Orders, EHFs are charged based on your shipping address
    Need more information? For more information on the products subject to fees or for information on the program, please visit the Electronic Stewardship Association of British Columbia’s website at http://www.esabc.ca

  • Manitoba. See details.

    Category Description EHF
    Display devices Display devices up to 29"
    Display devices 30" and above
    $9.25
    $23.25
    Computing Desktop computer
    Laptop
    $15.00
    $3.00
    Printers Desktop printers $8.00
      Floor standing printers $90.00
    Peripherals $1.10
    Personal electronics (MP3 players, clock radios, etc.) $0.40
    Microwaves Large
    Small
    $10.00
    $7.50
    Audio Visual $3.50
    Home Theatre in a Box $6.00
    Vehicle $2.75
    Home Telecom $0.85
    Lights Single CFL Bulb $0.15
       Double CFL Bulb $0.30
      Single Bulb $0.15
      Lights - 2 Pk $0.30
      Lights - 2 Pk $0.60
      Lights - 2 Pk $0.90
  • Northwest Territories. See details.

    Electronics currently not subject to Environmental Handling Fees.

  • Nova Scotia. See details.

    Category Description Fee
    Display devices Display ≤ 29"
    Displays ≥ 30"
    $11.50
    $39.50
    Desktop Computers $10.50
    Portable Computers $2.10
    Computer Peripherals Mice
    Keyboards
    $0.90
    $0.90
    Printing, Copying and Multi-Function Devices $6.50

    Telephones and Telephone Answering Machines

    $0.85
    Image, Audio and Video Devices Personal/Portable
    Home/Non-Portable
    Home Theatre in a Box (HTB)
    Aftermarket Vehicle
    $0.40
    $3.50
    $6.00
    $2.75

    *Online Orders, EHFs are charged based on your shipping address
    Need more information? For more information on the products subject to fees or for information on the program, please visit the Atlantic Canada Electronic Stewardship website at http://www.acestewardship.ca/ns

  • New Brunswick. See details.

    Electronics currently not subject to Environmental Handling Fees.

  • Ontario. See details.

    Category Description Fee
    Display devices Display Device 29" and under
    Display Device 30" - 45"
    Display Device 46" and larger
    $12.25
    $39.50
    $39.50
    Computing Desktop
    Portable (incl. Tablets)
    Keyboards & Mice (per unit)
    Computer Drives & Modems
    $1.60
    $1.30
    $0.75
    $0.75
    Printing, Copying and Multi-Function Devices

    Desktop printing, copying, &
    multifunction devices

    $8.00
    Floor-standing printing, copying &
    multifunction devices
    $173.75
    Image, Audio and Video Devices Personal/ Portable Audio/Visual
    Home Audio/Visual
    Home Theatre in a Box
    Aftermarket Vehicle
    Telephone & Answering Machines
    Cellular Phones & Pagers
    $0.75
    $5.00
    $5.00
    $4.00
    $1.50
    $0.05

    Commercial Sales

    Category Description Fee
    Display devices

    30" - 45" TV Screen
    46" and larger TV Screen
    Display Device 30" - 45"

    $39.50
    $39.50
    $39.50
    Computing Desktop
    Portable (incl. Tablets)
    Keyboards & Mice (per unit)
    Computer Hard Drives
    $1.60
    $1.30
    $0.75
    $39.50
    Printing, Copying and Multi-Function Devices

    Desktop printing, copying, &
    multifunction devices

    $8.00
    Floor-standing printing, copying &
    multifunction devices
    $173.75
    Image, Audio and Video Devices Personal/ Portable Audio/Visual
    Home Audio/Visual
    Home Theatre in a Box
    Aftermarket Vehicle
    Telephone & Answering Machines
    Cellular Phones & Pagers
    $0.75
    $5.00
    $5.00
    $4.00
    $1.00
    $0.05

    *Online Orders, EHFs are charged based on your shipping address
    Need more information? For more information on the products subject to fees or for information on the program, please visit the Ontario Electronic Stewardship’s website at http://www.ontarioelectronicstewardship.ca

     

  • Prince Edward Island. See details.

    Category Description Fee
    Computing Computers
    Laptops
    $10.50
    $2.10
    Display Devices Display Device 29" and under
    Display Device 30" and larger
    $11.50
    $39.50
    Desktop printers & scanners $6.50
    Keyboards & Mice (per unit) $0.90
    Image, Audio and Video Devices Personal/ Portable Audio/Visual
    Home Audio/Visual
    Home Theatre in a Box
    Aftermarket vehicle Audio/Video
    Non-cellular home phones
    $0.40
    $3.50
    $6.00
    $2.75
    $0.85
  • Quebec. See details.

    Category Description Fee
    Display devices Displays ≤ 29"
    Display ≥ 30"
    $11.50
    $39.50
    Computers Desktop
    Laptop
    $5.50
    $1.20
    Printers Printer
    Floor standing printer
    $7.75
    $42.50
    Telephones Cellular phone
    Home telecom
    $0.10
    $0.85
    Peripheral devices Mouse
    Keyboard
    $0.90
    Audio/Visual Home Audio/Visual
    Personal Audio/Visual
    Vehicle Audio/Visual
    Home Theater in a Box
    $3.50
    $0.40
    $2.75
    $6.00
  • Saskatchewan. See details.

    Category Description Fee
    Display devices Display < 29" Screen
    Displays > 29" and Above
    $9.25
    $28.50
    Desktop Computers $5.00
    Portable Computers $3.00
    Computer Peripherals Mice
    Keyboards
    $0.90
    $0.90
    Printing, Copying and Multi-Function Devices $6.50
    Telephones and Telephone Answering Machines $0.85
    Image, Audio and Video Devices Personal/Portable
    Home/Non-Portable
    Home Theatre in a Box (HTB)
    Aftermarket Vehicle
    $0.40
    $3.50
    $6.00
    $2.75

    *Online Orders, EHFs are charged based on your shipping address
    Need more information? For more information on the products subject to fees or for information on the program, please visit the Atlantic Canada Electronic Stewardship at http://www.sweepit.ca

  • Yukon Territory. See details.

    Electronics currently not subject to Environmental Handling Fees.

  • Newfoundland & Labrador. See details.

    Category Description Fees ($/unit)
    Display devices Display 29" and less
    Display 30" and larger
    $12.25
    $39.50
    Computers Desktop
    Laptop
    $10.50
    $2.20
    Printers Printers $7.75
    Telephones Home telecom $1.00
    Peripheral devices Mouse
    Keyboard
    $1.05
    Audio/Visual Home Audio/Visual
    Personal Audio/Visual
    Vehicle Audio/Visual
    Home Theater in a Box
    $4.00
    $0.45
    $3.25
    $7.20

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