Environmental Handling Fee (EHF)

EPRA Manitoba is funded through Environmental Handling Fees (EHF) that are applied on the sale of all new electronic products. It’s not a tax, nor is it a refundable deposit. The EHF on each item in the program is based on the actual cost to recycle the materials contained in the product. All program revenue is used for the collection, transportation and responsible recycling of end-of-life electronics as well as program administration.

The following EHFs will be charged on the sale and distribution of new electronic products in Manitoba:

Display Devices (TV/Monitor/All-in-one)

29" or Smaller


Display Devices (TV/Monitor/All-in-one)

30" – 45"


Display Devices (TV/Monitor/All-in-one) 46" or Larger

Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines

Home Audio/Video Playback and Recording Systems/Components

Desktop Computers

Vehicle Audio/Video Systems (aftermarket)

Portable Computers

Computer Peripherals

Desktop Printers/Multi-function Devices

Personal/Portable Audio/Video Playback and Recording Systems

Home Theatre In-A-Box (HTB) Systems

Countertop Microwave Ovens

Floor-Standing Photocopiers/Multi-Function Devices

Cellular Devices and Pages

*All EHFs are subject to applicable sales tax

Click here for the EPRA MB Program Brochure.