Environmental Handling Fee (EHF)

EPRA Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia:
$4.00 - 7.00 - 12.00

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

Non-Cellular Telephones and Answering Machines

Home Audio/Video Systems

Desktop Computers

Portable Computers

Computer Peripherals

Desktop Printers/Multi-Function Devices

Personal/Portable Audio/Video Systems

Home Theatre In-A-Box (HBT) Systems

Vehicle Audio/Video Systems (aftermarket)

Cellular Devices and Pagers

Countertop Microwave Ovens
$0.20 - 0.45 - 1.50

Video Games, Peripheral & Systems
$0.20 - 1.50

Global Positioning System (GPS)
Personal Portable & Vehicle (aftermarket)

External Storage Drives & Modems

E-Book Readers
$0.45 - 4.50

Portable & Desktop Scanners

*All EHFs are subject to applicable sales tax

Click here for the EPRA NS Program Brochure.