The Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) is a program put in place by provincial and territorial governments on all electronics purchases. This program helps fund the cost of recycling electronic products.
These fees are not a tax nor a refundable deposit, and are based on the cost to recycle the materials contained in the product(s). They are subject to change at any time as determined by the provincial and territorial programs.
Why do I have to pay an Environmental Handling Fee?
The provincial and territorial governments that have implemented this program require all retailers to charge this fee. This program reduces the impact of electronics disposal on the environment, and 100% of the fees are put towards the costs of recycling electronic waste.
How much is the Environmental Handling Fee?
If any item(s) being purchased are subject to an Environmental Handling Fee (EHF), the amount will appear on the "Checkout" page after all your item(s) have been added to the Cart. These will also appear on your invoice as an ADS or E-Surcharge fee.
These fees will differ by item and by province, and are determined by the province that the item(s) are being delivered to. The fees will be collected by Visions Electronics and submitted to that province or territory.
EHF Program Listing By Province and Territories
For more information please visit your provincial or territorial program website listed below.
EHF are subject to change without notice.