[kwlug-disc] EHF fee reduce to $0

Charles M chaslinux at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 13:56:58 EST 2019


That sucks Ron. OES will be wrapping up their operations in 2020:

https://rco.on.ca/minister-of-the-environment-and-climate-change-directs-ontario-electronic-stewardship-to-cease-operations-by-june-30-2020/

OES held some winding down consultations, but the public ones were on
days we were swamped with other work. AFAIK operations are simply
being merged with an existing operation. There's a PDF of the
wind-down process here:
https://ontarioelectronicstewardship.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/OES-Wind-Up-Webinar-Consultation-Presentation.pdf



On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 11:12 AM Ron Singh <ronsingh149 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Yes, as of Feb 1, 2019, no WEEE FEE --
>
> Check your receipts for electronics purchases to ensure no "residual" WEEE Fees appears.
>
> As a IT reseller with some significant stocks, I am on the hook for significant fees paid that are not recoverable(the OES folks are not returning emails/calls) and  that I reconcile as a cost of doing business.
>
> I would wager there are many in the same boat as I and might be tempted to sneak in a WEEE fee just to recover the charge.
> Maybe they will simply raise the prices a bit on the item or other stuff, no idea.
>
> Yes, be mindful as a consumer.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ron Singh
>
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 9:43 AM Charles M <chaslinux at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Just a heads up for anyone buying new electronics. The Environmental
>> Handling Fee has been reduced to $0 now, so if you buy any electronics
>> that were previously under the EHF you shouldn't have been charged an
>> extra environmental handling fee. Here's the article:
>>
>> https://rpra.ca/2019/02/environmental-recycling-fee-reduced-to-0/
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Charles
>>
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