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Acceptable Electronic Products

What is accepted?

Products may be listed in more than one category.  Fees are charged based on weight, size or ease of recyclability.

The items listed below can be recycled free of charge at any Return-It Electronics Collection Site.  The associated Environmental Handling Fees (EHF) are charged at the time of purchase.

  • Multiple products combined in a single Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) package with a unique SKU are subject to one EHF

  • Electronic medical equipment for monitoring or treatment is acceptable with the exception of devices that have been implanted or exposed to infectious bodily fluids. Return-It Collection Sites are not obligated to accept any equipment they feel is unsafe to handle.

Please note this listing provides examples of regulated products; the BC Recycling Regulation obligates entire product segments. For a full technical list, please click here

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  • About the Environmental Handling Fee (EHF)

    The EHF is not a tax. Fees collected fund the electronics recycling program.

    As of August 1, 2016, the Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) that is levied on the sale of new products in the designated categories has been adjusted. One-hundred percent (100%) of the program revenue will be used for the administration, collection, transportation, and responsible recycling of end-of-life electronics.

    Products not regulated within the program will not have a fee levied and, consequently, will not be accepted at Return-It Electronics Collection Sites.

    The following items can be recycled free of charge at any Encorp Return-It Electronics Collection Site.  The associated Environmental Handling Fees (EHF) are charged at the time of purchase.

    For a Full overview of the EHF fees you can download the Rate Card here. 

     

  • WANT A RESPONSIBLE SOLUTION FOR GETTING RID OF OLD, NO LONGER USED TELEVISIONS, COMPUTERS, MONITORS AND PRINTERS?

    All residents in British Columbia can recycle their old electronics FREE OF CHARGE through one of the Return-It Electronics | EPRA  authorized drop-off centres.  The Return-It Electronics Program is designed to manage end-of-life electronic products however there are options if your electronics still have some life left in them.

    If your electronic items are not at the end of their useful life, you are encouraged to donate them to family members, friends or local charities.

    Want some more options? Click here

     

  • ALL THE ANSWERS YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS TO RECYCLE ELECTRONICS.

    Retailers, business and institutions who have unwanted electronics that need to be recycled have several options through the approved Return-It program.

    Please CLICK HERE to download the PDF for complete details.

  • To ensure that the products collected through the Return-It Electronics program are recycled in a manner that protects the environment as well as worker’s health and safety, all recyclers processing program material will be audited according to Recycler Qualification Office’s (RQO) Recycler Qualification Program (RQP).

    Where Do the Recovered Materials Go

    Click here for more information ELECTRONICS RECYCLING PROCESS