Notice of Increase to BC Paint Environmental Handling Fees

Revised Environmental Handling Fees (EHFs) for BC Paint and Household Hazardous Waste Stewardship Program (for paint and pesticides only) come into effect on October 1, 2017. The current EHFs for these products continue to apply to sales made up to and including September 30, 2017. The fee rates are set by PCA’s board of directors, which includes leading industry representatives, and not by government.

 

The table below outlines the revised EHFs.
British Columbia Environmental Handling Fees – effective October 1, 2017

 

Paint Category Current Rates until

September 30, 2017

New Rates as of

October 1, 2017

100 ml – 250 ml $0.20 $0.35
251 ml – 1 L $0.35 $0.65
1.01 L – 5 L $0.85 $1.00
5.01 L – 23 L $2.15 $2.25
Aerosol paint (any size) $0.25 $0.35

 

 

Pesticides Category Current Rates until

September 30, 2017

New Rates as of

October 1, 2017

Less than 10 ml or g $0.01 $0.10
0.01 L – 0.89 L or kg $0.65 $1.85
0.90 L – 1.79 L or kg $1.30 $2.10
1.80 L – 10 L or kg $2.15 $2.25