The majority of Ontarians believe improper disposal of electronic waste is a concern. As a retailer, you may be the first point of contact for customers looking for the nearest location to drop off their used electronic products or asking other questions about EHF or the OES program.

You play a critical role in helping Ontarians view their end-of-life electronics for what they are: something that should never go to landfill and a resource that can be recycled, reused or refurbished. That’s why we offer resources to help retail partners serve their customers in a way that’s efficient and cost effective.

  • OES can partner with retailers to host special collection events.
  • Retailers may become OES-approved collectors and benefit from receiving promotion and logistical support for their efforts, as well as a collection incentive for the materials they collect OR
  • Retailers may participate as generators, collecting some or all OES materials through their relationship with an OES-contracted processor.

About Environmental Handling Fees

OES encourages any retailer that does apply an EHF on new electronics at the point of purchase to educate your staff about the program, to be clear about accepted electronics and never charge more than the steward fees for each accepted material. Click for information on EHF.

Stewards report on and remit different fees for most of the materials for which they are obligated. This may affect some companies which sell computer equipment and televisions and who are also stewards, remitters or sub-remitters.