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Environmental Handling Fees

Best Buy is committed to keeping electronics out of landfills. Environmental Handling Fees (EHFs) cover the cost associated with the safe and responsible recycling of end-of-life electronics. EHFs are administered by provincially approved recycling programs and are not government taxes. For more information please select your province below.

Open Box items will qualify for an EHF because the product hasn’t entered the consumer market for use. Refurbished products will not qualify for an EHF, because their useful life is being expanded under the reuse concept of the 3R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).

Online orders - You will see the fee appear during checkout.
In-store orders (including Reserve and Pick Up) - Applicable fees are payable upon pick up of your order.

  • Alberta

    Category Description Fees ($/unit)
    Display Devices Display Device 29" and less $4.00
    Display Device 30" and greater $10.00
    Computing CPUs and CTO (configured to order computers) $4.40
    Printers Printers and combo $4.80

    *Online Orders, EHFs are charged based on your shipping address

    Need more information? For more information on the products subject to fees or for information on the program, please visit the Alberta Recycling Management Authority website at http://www.albertarecycling.ca.

  • British Columbia

    Category Description Fees ($/unit)
    Micro Toys Electronic toys generally weighing less than 50 grams. (action figures, key chains, etc.) $0.05
    E-Toys E-Toys (learning computers, table top games, etc.) $0.40
    Small Battery Powered Ride-on Toys Electronic Ride-On Toys that are powered with batteries under 12 Volts $1.20
    Large Battery Powered Ride-on Toys Electronic Ride-On Toys that are powered by batteries 12 Volts and over. $5.50
    Display Devices 29" and under $9.00
    30" and above $31.75
    Portable Computers Laptops $1.20
    Computer Peripherals Mice $0.90
    Keyboards $0.90

    Printing, Copying and Multi-Function Devices
    Floor Standing Printers

    $6.50

    $31.75 

    Telephones and Telephone Answering Machines Non-cellular telephone $0.85
    Image, Audio and Video Devices Personal/Portable $0.40
    Home/Non-Portable $3.50
    Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) $6.00
    Vehicle audio/visual $2.75
    CPU Personal computer $5.50
     Musical Instruments With Battery 
    With Plug
    $0.40
    $3.50 
    Category Description Fees ($/unit)
    Countertop Motor Blender $2.25
    Countertop Heating Toaster $2.25
    Countertop Beverage Coffee Maker $2.00
    Countertop Small Microwaves Less than 1 cubic feet $7.50
    Countertop Microwaves 1 cubic feet or larger $10.00
    Time Measurement Clock $0.75
    Scale Measurement Bathroom Scale $2.75
    Garment Care Iron $1.00
    Air Treatment Air purifier $2.25
    Large Floor Cleaning Vacuum $5.25
    Small Floor Cleaning Hand held Vacuum $1.00
    Personal Care Hair Dryer $1.00
    Desk & Tabletop Fan $1.25
    Designated Small Items Air Freshener $0.25
    Category Description Fees ($/unit)
    Lights CFL & Handheld lamp recycling EHF $0.15
    CFL & Large lamp fixture $1.40
    CFL & small lamp fixture $0.85
    CFL light recycle (double pack) $0.30
    CFL light recycle (single pack) $0.15
      Mini Bulb Pk $0.10
      Single Bulb $0.15
      Lights - 2 Pk $0.30
      Lights - 4 Pk $0.60
      Lights - 6 Pk $0.90
      Single Wall lamps, Table lamps, Desk lamps and Floor Lamps $0.85
      Chandeliers $1.40
      Light String <100 $0.15
      Light String 100-200 $0.30
      Lights Rope <10' $0.15
      Lights Rope <20' $0.30
      Lights O/D Solar $0.15
      Lights O/D Pwr $0.85
      Outdoor Power Equipment - Hand Tool $2.50
      Outdoor Power Equipment - Walk Tool $10.00
      Outdoor Power Equipment - Freestand $7.70
      Outdoor Power Equipment - Tractor $40.00

    *Online Orders, EHFs are charged based on your shipping address.

    Need more information? For more information on the products subject to fees or for information on the program, please visit the Electronic Stewardship Association of British Columbia’s website at http://www.esabc.ca.

  • Manitoba

    Category Description Fees ($/unit)
    Display devices Display devices up to 29"
    Display devices 30" and above
    $9.25
    $23.25
    Computing Desktop computer
    Laptop
    $15.00
    $3.00
    Printers Desktop printers $8.00
      Floor standing printers $90.00
    Peripherals $1.10
    Personal electronics (MP3 players, clock radios, etc.) $0.40
    Microwaves Large
    Small
    $10.00
    $7.50
    Audio Visual $3.50
    Home Theatre in a Box $6.00
    Vehicle $2.75
    Home Telecom $0.85
    Lights Single CFL Bulb $0.15
    Double CFL Bulb $0.30
    Single Bulb $0.15
    Lights - 2 Pk $0.30
    Lights - 4 Pk $0.60
    Lights - 6 Pk $0.90
  • New Brunswick

    Electronics currently not subject to Environmental Handling Fees.

  • Newfoundland

    Category Description Fees ($/unit)
    Display devices Display 29" and less
    Display 30" and larger
    $12.25
    $ 39.50
    Computers Desktop
    Laptop
    $10.50
    $2.50
    Printers Printers $ 7.75
    Telephones Home telecom $ 1.00
    Peripheral devices Mouse
    Keyboard
    $ 1.05
    Audio/Visual Home Audio/Visual $4.00
    Personal Audio/Visual $0.45
    Vehicle Audio/Visual $3.25
    Home Theater in a Box $7.20
  • Northwest Territorities

    Electronics currently not subject to Environmental Handling Fees.

  • Nova Scotia

    Category Description Fees ($/unit)
    Display Devices Display ≤ 29" $11.50
    Displays ≥ 30" $39.50
    Desktop Computers $10.50
    Portable Computers $2.10
    Computer Peripherals Mice $0.90
    Keyboards $0.90
    Printing, Copying and Multi-Function Devices $6.50
    Telephones and Telephone Answering Machines

    $0.85

    Image, Audio and Video Devices Personal/Portable $0.40
    Home/Non-Portable $3.50
    Home Theatre in a Box (HTB) $6.00
    Aftermarket Vehicle $2.75

    *Online Orders, EHFs are charged based on your shipping address.

    Need more information? For more information on the products subject to fees or for information on the program, please visit the Atlantic Canada Electronic Stewardship website at http://www.acestewardship.ca/ns.

  • Ontario

    Category Description Fees ($/unit)
    Display Devices TVs 29" & Under $12.25
    TVs 30" - 45" $39.50
    TVs 46" & Above $39.50
    Computing Desktop $1.60
    Portable (incl. Tablets) $1.30
    Keyboards & Mice (per unit) $0.75
    Computer Hard Drives $0.75
    Printing, Copying and Multi-Function Devices Desktop Printing, copying, multi-function devices $8.00
    Large printer/copier/multifunction device $173.75
    Image, Audio and Video Devices Personal/ Portable Audio/Visual $0.75
    Home Audio/Visual $5.00
    Home Theatre in a Box $5.00
    Aftermarket Vehicle $4.00
    Telephone & Answering Machines $1.50
    Cellular Phones & Pagers $0.05

    Commercial Sales

  • Category Description Fees ($/unit)
    Display Devices 30" - 45" TV Screen $39.50
    46" and larger TV Screen $39.50
    Display Device 30" - 45" $39.50
    Computing Desktop $3.00
    Portable (incl. Tablets) $1.50
    Keyboards & Mice (per unit) $0.75
    Computer Hard Drives $0.75
    Printing, Copying and Multi-Function Devices Desktop Printing, copying, multi-function devices $10.35
    Floor-standing printing/copying/multifunction devices $173.75
    Image, Audio and Video Devices Personal/ Portable Audio/Visual $0.75
    Home Audio/Visual $7.10
    Home Theatre in a Box $7.10
    Aftermarket Vehicle $4.00
    Telephone & Answering Machines $1.00
    Cellular Phones & Pagers $0.05

    * Online Orders, EHFs are charged based on your shipping address.

    Need more information? For more information on the products subject to fees or for information on the program, please visit the Ontario Electronic Stewardship’s website at http://www.ontarioelectronicstewardship.ca.

  • PEI

    Category Description Fee
    Computing Computers
    Laptops
    $10.50
    $2.10
    Display Devices Display Device 29" and under
    Display Device 30" and larger
    $11.50
    $39.50
    Desktop printers & scanners $6.50
    Keyboards & Mice (per unit) $0.90
    Image, Audio and Video Devices Personal/ Portable Audio/Visual
    Home Audio/Visual
    Home Theatre in a Box
    Aftermarket vehicle Audio/Video
    Non-cellular home phones
    $0.40
    $3.50
    $6.00
    $2.75
    $0.85
  • Quebec

    Category Description Fees ($/unit)
    Display devices Display 29" and less
    Display 30" and larger
    $ 11.50
    $ 39.50
    Computers Desktop
    Laptop
    $ 5.50
    $ 1.20
    Printers Printer
    Floor standing printer
    $ 7.75
    $ 42.50
    Telephones Cellular phone
    Home telecom
    $ 0.10
    $ 0.85
    Peripheral devices Mouse
    Keyboard
    $ 0.90
    Audio/Visual Home Audio/Visual $3.50
    Personal Audio/Visual $0.40
    Vehicle Audio/Visual $2.75
    Home Theater in a Box $6.00

    *Online Orders, EHFs are charged based on your shipping address

  • Saskatchewan

    Category Description Fees ($/unit)
    Display devices Display < 29" Screen
    Displays > 29" and Above
    $9.25
    $28.50
    Desktop Computers $5.00
    Portable Computers $3.00
    Computer Peripherals Mice
    Keyboards
    $0.90
    $0.90
    Printing, Copying and Multi-Function Devices $6.50
    Telephones and Telephone Answering Machines $0.85
    Image, Audio and Video Devices Personal/Portable
    Home/Non-Portable
    Home Theatre in a Box (HTB)
    Aftermarket Vehicle
    $0.40
    $3.50
    $6.00
    $2.75

    * Online Orders, EHFs are charged based on your shipping address.

    Need more information? For more information on the products subject to fees or for information on the program, please visit the Atlantic Canada Electronic Stewardship at http://www.sweepit.ca.

  • Yukon Territory

    Electronics currently not subject to Environmental Handling Fees.

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