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Old 2012-06-06, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default Manitoba "Environmental Handling Fee" on TVs, PCs, etc. Aug.1 2012

I suppose it was inevitable - Manitoba is joining the EHF club. I didn't even know this was in the works. I noticed an ad on DHC and this is what I found.

Program Product and Environmental Handling Fee Paid on Purchase
Desktop Computers CPU $15.00
Portable Computer $3.00
Display Device w/ diagonal screen size:
29” or smaller $9.25
30” or larger $23.25
Printers, Scanners and Fax Machines $8.00
Computer Peripherals $1.10
Personal/Portable Audio and Video Playback and Recording Systems $.40
Home Audio and Video Playback and Recording Systems or Components $3.50
Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) Systems $6.00
Vehicle Audio & Video Systems/Components $2.75
Non-cellular telephones and Answering Machines $.85
Countertop Microwave Ovens
Under 1.0 cu. Ft. $7.50
Over 1.0 cu. Ft. $10.00

http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/mb/

http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/mb/faq-2/
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Old 2012-08-29, 11:59 AM   #2
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I would not have minded this fee so much if they would not add it on before the GST & PST. I recently bought a new 27" monitor and was not very pleased to see the $9.25 added on before the final taxes were added up. This is what is called tax on top of tax.
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Old 2012-08-30, 08:41 PM   #3
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...as if a fee will really divert more ewaste from landfills.

Most ewaste is probably still functional ; recycling is a crock.
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