This is a not-for-profit program funded entirely by Environmental Handling Fees (EHFs) applied to paint products 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, levy, or recycling fee on your receipt to describe 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 are remitted to the government, no part of the fee itself is remitted to the government.
|100 ml – 250 ml||$0.20|
|251 ml – 1 litre||$0.35|
|1.01 litres – 5 litres||$0.70|
|5.01 litres – 23 litres||$1.50|
|Aerosol paint (any size)||$0.20|