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4th April 2024

Changes to the EHF rates for the BC Paint Program and for the BC Smoke & CO Alarms Program

Dear Members,

Product Care Association (“Product Care”) is committed to providing compliant, efficient, and sustainable programs. We inform about upcoming changes to the Environmental Handling Fees (EHFs) rates for the British Columbia Paint and Smoke and CO Alarms programs.

BC Paint Fee Rate Changes

Effective July 1, 2024, the board has approved changes to the fee rates for the BC Paint program. This decision is a result of a thorough analysis and consideration of the program’s performance and other factors such as inflationary pressures, declining sales, and increased demands on the program.

The following fee changes have been approved to ensure the long-term sustainability of the program.

British Columbia Paint EHF Rates Effective July 1, 2024:

Paint ProductsCurrent EHFsEHFs effective July 1, 2024
100 ml to 250 ml



251 ml to 1 Litre



1.01 Litre to 5 Litres



5.01 Litres to 23 Litres



Aerosol paint containers

(any size)



BC Smoke and CO Alarms Fee Rate Changes

The British Columbia Smoke and CO Alarms program EHF rates were reduced on April 1st, 2022. The program has experienced similar challenges as noted for the BC paint program, which has resulted in the need to adjust the EHF rates.

British Columbia Smoke and CO Alarms EHF Rates Effective July 1, 2024:

Current EHFsEHFs effective July 1, 2024
Smoke Alarms$0.50


Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms$0.50


We appreciate your understanding and support as we continue to provide compliant, effective, efficient and sustainable programs for members.

For further inquiries, feel free to contact:

Mario Anda

Senior Program Manager


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