E-bikes and E-scooters Recycling
Regulation effective May 1, 2022 for e-bikes or e-scooters in or into British Columbia.Regulation under the Environmental Management Act, (the “Regulation”) includes e-bikes and e-scooters in electronic products under schedule 3 section 2(1) (g) of the regulation. EPRA BC has been providing compliance on electronic products for over 12 years as approved by the Minister of the Environment, British Columbia (MOE BC) and will be providing compliance for e-bikes and e-scooters effective May 1st, 2022. The recycling regulation states that if you are a producer as defined by the Regulation you must either have an approved stewardship plan or appoint a stewardship agency to discharge your obligations. The regulation also highlight requirements for your selected compliance company to ensure it offers take-back and recycling service to the entire province of British Columbia, plus meet all legislative requirements.
What does the new regulation mean for manufacturers/producers/retailers of e-bikes or e-scooters?The Environmental Management Act, includes e-bikes and e-scooters in electronic products under schedule 3 section 2(1) (g) of the regulation. For sales beginning, May 1st, 2022, two new reporting categories will be listed: e-bikes, e-scooters 20 kg + & e-scooter < 20 kg, both categories are eligible for Electronics Handling Fees (EHF).
Some manufacturers/producers/retailers of e-bikes or e-scooters may have already selected a stewardship program to meet their obligations under the regulations. However the Ministry of Environment requires stewardship programs to have approved plans for collection and recycling of these products. If you have questions about a stewardship program’s approval status, please contact the Extended Producer Responsibility section at the BC Ministry of Environment.
To learn more about the new regulations, visit: BC Government Regulation
Ensure the safe and secure destruction of personal data stored on hardware.
Protect health and safety of workers and handlers.
Divert e-waste from Canadian landfills.
Prevent e-waste from being illegally exported or handled by irresponsible recyclers, decreasing environmental issues for the planet.
Recover and recycle resources that can be put back into the manufacturing supply chain, conserving natural resources.
Why select EPRA for your compliance plan?EPRA is pleased and well positioned to provide compliance as we welcome new manufacturers/producers/distributors/retailers (Stewards) of e-bikes and e-scooters. We appreciate Stewards telling us why they continue to work with EPRA for service in British Columbia through the following feedback:
We hear from our producers that choice and our competitive cost for managing the program make a difference to their bottom line.
This is a compliance regulation and producers tell us that peace of mind, knowing their company and brand are in good hands, is critical.
Ethics also matter, to our stewards and EPRA. EPRA is known to be a professional, well run and respected organization.
Ability to Deliver
EPRA has more collection sites and volume than any other recycling management company in Canada and this bench strength assures producers that we can do what we say we can do.
EPRA does more than collect, we promote the goals of our producers in responsibly caring for our planet. Recycle My Electronics, the EPRA brand, is award-winning and highly recognized as increasing awareness and an effective call to action.
To register for EPRA compliance, visit: Steward Compliance Registration