Ontario residents can expect higher fees for electronics
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
Ontario residents will be paying significantly higher environmental handling and recycling fees on purchases of new electronics after the first of the new year.
Waste Diversion Ontario has approved new interim fees proposed by Ontario Electronic Stewardship, which will remain in place until final revisions to the program are implemented in the first quarter of 2013.
While the new fees show little to no change for some items (such as telephones, home theater boxes and some sizes of display devices), fees for other items will see a substantial increase. The fee for portable computers is increasing from 70 cents to $2.30 ($ CN), for instance, home A/V devices increase from $1.45 to $5.15, and floor-standing printers and multi-function devices increase from $32.50 to $341.20.