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2009-05-27 12:34 PM
dosborne
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Originally Posted by ScaryBob View Post
In Europe, they would be required to accept and recycle it at no charge. Manufacturers should be responsible for the cost and recycling of their own products. That way, they have a stake in making new products easier to recycle.
I think this would be a great idea to implement here. This may be one of the reasons I've read the cell phone manufacturers are looking at switching to a universal charger so that old ones don't get dumped....in the dump. Imagine never having to hunt through a drawer full of various voltages, connectors etc if someone is over and needs a charge!
2009-05-27 05:46 AM
ScaryBob I tried returning my old Sony VCR to the Sony service center here. They just threw it in the garbage bin out the back. In Europe, they would be required to accept and recycle it at no charge. Manufacturers should be responsible for the cost and recycling of their own products. That way, they have a stake in making new products easier to recycle. Sure, it would increase overhead and raise prices but it would also keep costs down due to competition. It would also make recycling more acceptable and accessible.
2009-05-25 07:09 PM
ported I've sent my old Price Phister taps back to them, my old router back to d-link.
I live where there is little recycling because of remoteness. So instead I'm sending my old stuff back to the manufacturer, without a return address.
2009-05-23 01:12 PM
LONSat GST generally applies to any transaction so no surprise there. Per Retail Sales Tax (RST) rules the fee becomes part of the real value of the product being sold and is therefore taxable. If the RST didn't apply now it would have next year under the harmonized system anyways.
2009-05-23 11:45 AM
Dog Byte Here in Greater Vancouver the (garbage) transfer stations don't accept TVs, computers, oil, paint, etc. It all goes to recycling centers. It's a mixed bag since one center doesn't accept everything.
2009-05-22 11:04 PM
cdn_tbird Picked up a new TV today. Gotta love the fact that you dinged GST & PST on top of it.
2009-05-22 04:02 PM
LONSat James I would investigate, you may be entitled to a refund because as far as I know and understand the fees, it does not apply to used equipment.
2009-05-22 12:59 PM
james99 I just paid this tax for the first time this week. $13.50 for a refurb desktop.
2009-05-22 11:02 AM
RRH
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Ever thought of using rechargeable ones
OH I use lots of those as well in real high use items camera's and such, just don't have them in everything.
2009-05-22 10:40 AM
Jake I purchased a $30 electronic item and was charged $3.50 EHF in NS.
2009-05-22 10:23 AM
jgvp
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If I am any indication I can recycle about 20 a month out of my house alone easily, and that's every single month sometimes a lot more.
Ever thought of using rechargeable ones ?
2009-05-22 09:50 AM
jem Remember how that $5 tire "surcharge" was supposed to go toward proper disposal of tires in Ontario? Did that ever happen? No. I'm sure the same will happen with this new tax. It'll go into General Revenue, and never be put toward environmental cleanup.
2009-05-22 09:29 AM
dogpatchkid
Bottle Deposits Work

I agree with all the refunders. Every product should have a return fee. How many coke cans and plastic bottles do you see left by the inconsiderate. Now how many beer or liquor bottles?

On the same theme, carbon tax makes way more sense than cap and trade.
2009-05-22 08:43 AM
RRH I don't mind paying it if I know the products getting recycled, the recyclers actually make very good money off computers especially ( gold content).

My biggest bitch is batteries I would really like to see some concentrated measures to get these out of landfills as currently less the 2% of all the alkaline batteries sold ever make it back into the proper recycling (disposal )stream and that's pretty scary.

If Iam any indication I can recycle about 20 a month out of my house alone
easily, and that's every single month sometimes a lot more.
2009-05-19 03:33 PM
DLPAddict
New tax on electronic

Sorry NeilN

I didn't see any official posting about the starting date of the new TAX

Since April 1 - 2009 an ECO TAX I mean FEE will be levied on every electronic
component follow the link >
http://www.ontarioelectronicstewards...ards/fees.html

More green for the Greeny
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