Program Eco-Fees

Eco Fee Remittance Procedures

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Program Specific Eco Fees

BC Paint and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Important Notice - the eco-fees for the 1 gallon and 5 gallon container sizes of the paint category of the Product Care Programs in British Columbia and Saskatchewan have been changed effective February 1, 2011. More information here. 

The program is funded entirely by the eco fees remitted by Product Care's industry members. Eco fees paid by members are based on their unit sales in the provinces where Product Care has programs. The eco fee may be shown separately or may be included in the product price. The eco fee is taxable, as it is considered to be a part of the price of regulated products. While the PST and GST (or HST) are remitted to the government, NO PART of the eco fee itself is remitted to the government. 

BC Paint Fees

100 ml to 250 ml
20¢
251 ml to 1 litre 
25¢
1.01 litres to 5 litres 
60¢
5.01 litres to 23 litres
$1.50
Aerosol paint (any size) 
25¢

Flammable Liquids

750 ml or less
751 ml to 1 litre
10¢
1.01 litres to 2 litre
20¢
2.01 litres to 4 litres
40¢
4.01 litres to 10 litres
$1.00

Household Pesticides

Less than 10 ml or g
0.01 litres to .89 litres or kg
60¢
0.9 litres to 1.79 litres or kg
$1.20
1.8 litres to 10 litres or kg
$2.40

 

 

 

 

 
 

Aerosol Flammable Liquids

1 to 75 ml
76 to 200 ml
201 ml and over
10¢

  


BC Gasoline

Per gasoline station in B.C.
$11.25 per month

LightRecycle Fees

Like other non-profit recycling programs in the province, the BC LightRecycle program is funded by a fee on the sale of new lighting products in BC. The fees are used by Product Care, a non-profit industry association, to fund all program costs including the collection, transportation and recycling of end-of-life lights. The fee may be included in a product’s price or displayed as a separate charge at checkout. The eco fee is taxable, as it is considered to be a part of the price of regulated products. While the PST and GST (or HST) are remitted to the government, NO PART of the eco fee itself is remitted to the government. Fees have been applied to the sale of residential-use fluorescent lights in BC since 2010. See the table below for applicable fee rates. These fees will remain in effect until September 30, 2012. A fee on the sale of additional lighting products in BC will be introduced on October 1st, including all lights, lamps, ballasts and fixtures sold through all channels of distribution. See here for more information.

Light type (sales for residential use)

Typical size

Eco-Fee Per Unit Effective
Until September 30, 2012

Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL)
n/a
15¢
Tubes measuring ≤ 2 feet
2 feet
20¢
Tubes measuring > 2 feet and ≤ 4 feet
4 feet
40¢
Tubes measuring > 4 feet
8 feet
55¢

Note: tubes include linear, U-shape and circ-line lights and length is calculated for the length of the tube if straightened

BC Smoke and CO Alarms

The BC Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm Recycling Program will start on October 1, 2011. The program will be funded entirely by the eco fees remitted by Product Care's industry members. Eco fees paid by members are based on their unit sales in BC. The eco fee may be shown separately or may be included in the product price. The eco fee is taxable, as it is considered to be a part of the price of regulated products. While the PST and GST (or HST) are remitted to the government, NO PART of the eco fee itself is remitted to the government.

Smoke Alarm
$1.20
CO Alarms
60 ¢

*Note, combination smoke and CO alarms are classified as a smoke alarm.

Saskatchewan Paint Fees

Important Notice - the eco-fees for the 1 gallon and 5 gallon container sizes of the paint category of the Product Care Programs in British Columbia and Saskatchewan have been changed effective February 1, 2011. More information here. 

The program is funded entirely by eco fees remitted by Product Care's industry members. Eco-fees are paid by Product Care members based on their unit sales in the provinces where Product Care has programs. Eco-fees may be shown separately or may be included in the product price and are subject to GST. If the eco-fees are shown separately on the sales receipt by the paint retailer then PST does not apply to the eco-fees. No part of the eco-fee is remitted to the government. Read the notice to SK paint retailers that details how PST is charged.

SK Paint Fees

100 ml to 250 ml
10¢
251 ml to 1 litre 
25¢
1.01 litres to 5 litres 
60¢
5.01 litres to 23 litres
$1.50
Aerosol paint (any size) 
10¢

Manitoba Household Hazardous Waste Fees

The program is funded entirely by environmental handling fees (EHFs) remitted by Product Care's industry members to the program. The fees will apply to paint products and fluorescent lamps (Phase 1) as of May 1, 2012. Phase 2 HHW product categories will begin November 1, 2012. The fees are based on the number of units sold in the province during the reporting period. The fee is subject to sales tax (federal and provincial), as it is considered to be a part of the price of the regulated products.

Manufacturers or retailers may choose to build the fee into the product price, or display it as a separate charge to consumers at the time of sale. Note: fee rates for MB paint and MB fluorescent lamps are the same rates as for the Product Care BC program.

MB Paint EHF

100 ml to 250 ml
20¢
251 ml to 1 litre 
25¢
1.01 litres to 5 litres 
60¢
5.01 litres to 23 litres
$1.50
Aerosol paint (any size) 
25¢

MB Fluorescent Lamps EHF

Light type (sales for residential use)

Common type

Fee per unit

Compact Fluorescent Light
CFL
15¢
Tubes measuring less than or equal to 2 feet
2 feet
20¢
Tubes measuring greater than 2 feet and up to or equal to 4 feet
4 feet
40¢
Tubes measuring greater than 4 feet
8 feet
55¢

Note: tubes include linear, U-shape and circ-line lights and length is calculated for the length of the tube if straightened
 

MB HHW Environmental Handling Fees Effective November 1, 2012:

In an effort to assist obligated stewards and others to determine which products under the "flammables", "corrosives", and "toxics" categories are program products, PCA (in collaboration with manufacturers and retailers and in consultation with Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship) has developed the following decision tree:


MB Flammables EHF

Container size/type

Fee per unit ($)

0.750 L or less
$0.05
0.751 L to 1 L
$0.10
1.01 L to 2 L
$0.20
2.01 L to 4 L
$0.40
4.01 L to 10 L
$1.00
 
 
Aerosols
 
1 to 75 ml
$0.01
76 ml to 200 ml
$0.05
201 ml and over
$0.10

Note: MB flammables fee rates are the same as Product Care’s BC program.

MB Pesticides EHF

Container size/type

Fee per unit ($)

Less than 10 ml or g
$0.01
0.01 to 0.89 L or kg
$0.60
0.9 to 1.79 L or kg
$1.20
1.8 to 10 L or kg
$2.40

Note: MB pesticide fee rates are the same as Product Care’s BC program.

MB Toxics EHF

Container size/type

Fee per unit ($)

0.750 L or kg or less
$0.05
0.751 to 1 L or kg
$0.10
1.01 to 2 L or kg
$0.20
2.01 to 4 L or kg
$0.40
4.01 to 10 L or kg
$1.00
 
 
Aerosols
 
1 to 75 ml or g
$0.01
76 to 200 ml or g
$0.05
Over 201 ml or g
$0.10

MB Corrosives EHF

Container size/type

Fee per unit ($)

0.750 L or kg or less
$0.05
0.751 to 1 L or kg
$0.10
1.01 to 2 L or kg
$0.20
2.01 to 4 L or kg
$0.40
4.01 to 10 L or kg
$1.00
 
 
Aerosols
 
1 to 75 ml or g
$0.01
76 to 200 ml or g
$0.05
Over 201 ml or g
$0.10

MB Physically Hazardous EHF

Container size/type

Fee per unit ($)

per unit
$0.50


MB Gasoline

Per gasoline station in M.B.
$11.25 per month


New Brunswick Paint Fees

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NB Paint Fees

The program is funded entirely by the eco fees remitted by Product Care's industry members. Eco fees paid by members are based on their unit sales in the provinces where Product Care has programs.

100 ml to 250 ml
20¢
251 ml to 1 litre 
35¢
1.01 litres to 5 litres 
70¢
5.01 litres to 23 litres
$1.50
Aerosol paint (any size) 
20¢

Nova Scotia Paint Fees

The program is funded entirely by the eco fees remitted by Product Care's industry members. Eco fees paid by members are based on their unit sales in the provinces where Product Care has programs. The eco fee may be shown separately or may be included in the product price. The eco fee is taxable, as it is considered to be a part of the price of regulated products. While the PST and GST (or HST) are remitted to the government, NO PART of the eco fee itself is remitted to the government.

NS Paint Fees

100 ml to 250 ml
20¢
251 ml to 1 litre 
35¢
1.01 litres to 5 litres 
70¢
5.01 litres to 23 litres
$1.50
Aerosol paint (any size) 
20¢

Newfoundland and Labrador Paint Fees

The program is funded entirely by the fees remitted by Product Care's industry members to the program. The fees will apply to paint products as of May 1, 2012. The fees are based on the number of units sold in the province during the reporting period. The fee is subject to sales tax (federal and provincial), as it is considered to be a part of the price of the regulated products.

The NL paint program is required to begin operations on April 18, 2012, but the effective start date for fee is May 1, 2012. Please note visible fees are not permitted by the NL regulation.

Effective February 1, 2014, the Newfoundland paint fees are being reduced (see the table below) to be the same as the fee rates for Product Care's New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI paint programs. Please note visible fees are not permitted by the Newfoundland Waste Management Regulations.

NL Paint Fees

Paint container size range and standard sizes Current rates apply until January 31, 2014 New rates as of February 1, 2014
100 ml to 250 ml 30¢ $0.20
251 ml to 1 litre  $0.50 $0.35
1.01 litres to 5 litres  $1.10 $0.70
5.01 litres to 23 litres $2.50 $1.50
Aerosol paint (any size)  $0.30 $0.20


Prince Edward Island Paint Fees

PEI Paint Stewardship Fees Effective September 1, 2012

100 ml to 250 ml
20¢
251 ml to 1 litre 
35¢
1.01 litres to 5 litres 
70¢
5.01 litres to 23 litres
$1.50
Aerosol paint
20¢