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.

Please note: for online orders, EHFs are charged based on your shipping address.

For the latest details about EHFs, including which products EHFs are applied to, please click on the link for your province:



British Columbia




New Brunswick 

As of June 1, 2017, the government of New Brunswick has mandated that the Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) must be included in the price for qualifying products, as shown on the receipt. That means when you look at your paper receipt in-store or the online invoice on BestBuy.ca, the price you see will include the EHF, instead of having the EHF listed separately.

The EHF-included price only appears on the receipt or online invoice. The price listed on the store shelf, online product description page, cart, or checkout summary page will show the EHF listed separately.

This policy only applies to products sold in New Brunswick Best Buy stores or online purchases that are shipped to New Brunswick. To learn more about the New Brunswick EHF program please visit the official site.


Newfoundland and Labrador 


Northwest Territories 


Nova Scotia 



Currently, end-of-life electronic products stewardship programs are not regulated in Nunavut.




 Prince Edward Island 






Yukon Territory 

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