Please be advised that your purchase may include an environmental handling fee (EHF) as required by the OES. These fees are used to support recycling and disposal programs, environmental handling fees are collected on products made with materials such as metal, glass, and plastic that can be recycled into other products. EHFs are also collected on products that may contain substances that are hazardous to the environment.
Gibbys Electronic Supermarket charges EHFs on items that we sell, ship, deliver to or pick up where we are required to do so. The EHFs amount reflects the applicable rate. You will see the handling fee amount during the checkout process. Gibbys Electronic Supermarket 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 see below.
Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) is a not-for-profit industry organization that oversees the responsible reuse and recycling of waste electronics through a program that includes 600 collection sites and numerous other affiliate sites across the province. Each Ontario resident and business is encouraged to safely recycle their end-of-life electronics. The program was developed with Waste Diversion Ontario on behalf of the Ontario government under the Waste Diversion Act, 2002. The OES electronic waste recycling program accepts 44 items of electronic waste including computers, televisions, DVD players, hand-held devices and more.