Ontario Shoppers: Eco Fees Changing May 1st


The Ontario Electronics Stewardship, who set the Eco Fee in Ontario, are changing their fees as of May 1st.

The biggest change is for large screen televisions (over 29″) which are increasing from $27.60 to $39.50.  There are many other small changes, including some reductions in fees

  • telephones / answering machines up from $1.00 to $1.50
  • personal/portable image / audio / video devices up from $0.15 to $0.75
  • home audio / image / video devices (non portable) up from $5.15 to $7.10
  • Computer Peripherals up from $0.30 to $0.75

Businesses will be happy to know that the very large fee for Floor-Standing Printing and Floor-Standing Copying and Multi-Function Devices is being reduced from $341.20 to $173.75.

Click here to view a full list of fee changes

9 responses to “Ontario Shoppers: Eco Fees Changing May 1st”

  1. bhlombardy says:

    So, if I read that right, there’s a 13 cent Eco-fee on dish soap? Or is it the fish food?

    • FallenPixels says:

      I think it was dish soap, the ecofee was on the container, not necessarily the contents but they changed it since then (several times)

  2. saver says:

    ecofee who are they kidding. just another tax grab.

  3. minifi says:

    When I bought a printer early this year, the cashier forgot to charge me eco fee. I was very happy.

  4. Sorry. What?!? There is an eco fee for the container of the product you bought? How can you buy dish sop without it being in a container? If it was in a glass container would there have been no eco fee? What about I am confused.

    • FallenPixels says:

      They did away with that portion of it because of the confusion, basically the fee was on the recycling. Similar to a deposit in many provinces but we can’t return it

      Now they stick to mostly electronics after widespread outrage at some of the fees

  5. Sorry about that odd final sentence! I got interrupted part way through and didn’t red before hitting submit. Simply stated it is “I am confused.”

  6. taxmeimcdn says:

    sadly this money will likely be misappropriated and not directed where it is supposed to go. they need to get their hands out of my pocket and start being more efficient.


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