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This is a not-for-profit program funded entirely by Environmental Handling Fees applied to smoke and CO alarms in BC at the time of sale. The fees are utilized for collection, transportation, recycling and safe disposal of returned products, as well as program administration and communication. The Environmental Handling Fees may be included in the product price or displayed as a separate charge at check out. In some stores you may see words such as eco-fee, environmental handling fee, or recycling fee on your receipt to descript the fee.

The Environmental Handling Fee is taxable, as it is considered to be a part of the price of regulated products. While the taxes applied to the fee are remitted to the government, no part of the fee itself is remitted to the government.

Environmental Handling Fees
Smoke and CO Alarms

Smoke alarms and combination smoke/CO alarms

$1.20

Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms

$0.60

Where multiple smoke or CO alarms are sold as one unit (often in one package), a fee is applied to each alarm.