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jaberi

join:2010-08-13

New green fees tacked to tech purchases

New fees for electronics purchased in Quebec stores will come into effect on Monday.

The new recycling fees of $40 or more will be applied to bills when purchasing televisions, cellphones, laptop computers and printers. The fee will vary based on the product's price and its difficulty for recycling.

»ca.news.yahoo.com/green-fees-tac···603.html

jaberi

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what is next?


urbanriot
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Heyyy, just like the Ontario Liberal Tax! $11 per LCD monitor to go towards...

... well, I'm not sure what, because the places here in Southern Ontario either resell the good equipment people drop off or pitch it in land fills.

I guess if 5% of the stuff is recycled, it still props up the tax collection. Except here in Canada we call our taxes "WEEE Fees". It's funny, cause they're not so 'wee'.

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Now I know why Justin Bieber vomited today.


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And you know that because.........


corster
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reply to jaberi
Well, i'm back to shopping in Ontario.

jaberi

join:2010-08-13
i'll just give up shopping....tax the polluter they say, just like they do with tobacco companies


horsey

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reply to jaberi
said by jaberi:

New fees for electronics purchased in Quebec stores will come into effect on Monday.

The new recycling fees of $40 or more will be applied to bills when purchasing televisions, cellphones, laptop computers and printers. The fee will vary based on the product's price and its difficulty for recycling.

»ca.news.yahoo.com/green-fees-tac···603.html

It gets worse I am now paying10$ per apartment just to get rid of electronics. Yes it takes a new truck and I think they go on a boat to China


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That $40 better include a pick up from my house when I want that TV recycled.

On a more serious note, as I haven't seen anything at all about this new recycling program... does anyone know if that means I can now drop off all my electronics free of charge at a store to "recycle" it, or do I still need to pay per item so they could "recycle" it at the local dump site.


urbanriot
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Here in Ontario we have a number of drop sites, most of which are engaged in the waste management business in some way, but Staples and other retail locations are also on that list so it's quite possible the same will apply there.

This site suggests the same - »becgreen.ca/2012/08/15/recycling···st-2012/


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Staples is on the list in Quebec, but it doesn't give specific locations, and the last time I asked at two different stores, both said no. So I'm not sure if they're actually doing it, or the cashiers were just clueless.

And since there's a small 'Eco-quartier', city's offices for all things to do with recycling and such right next to my job, I just kept bringing it there as their fees are pretty small. I think they charged me $9 or something last time when I brought in 2 PCs, a monitor, a scanner and some small things. But if stores are going to charge me now when I buy it from them, then I don't see a point in paying it twice to dispose of it. I guess I'll give Staples another try and ask again.

Bob4
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reply to jaberi
When I saw the title, I thought this thread was about golf.

Do they charge 14.975% tax on the new fees?


ruddypict

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reply to ekster
Instead of paying for disposing of equipment, check with metal recyclers.

Its not like they'll be giving you big bucks, but getting paid $9 is infinitely better than paying out $9 for the exact same thing.


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said by ekster:

That $40 better include a pick up from my house when I want that TV recycled.

On a more serious note, as I haven't seen anything at all about this new recycling program... does anyone know if that means I can now drop off all my electronics free of charge at a store to "recycle" it, or do I still need to pay per item so they could "recycle" it at the local dump site.

They have these fee's in Ontario and I haven't seen anything different when it comes to disposal. I know the local Rona stopped taking electronics a few months ago because it was costing them too much. (they never received money from the Ontario Gov't as far as I know) Likely they had to pay a high disposal fee.
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Since the green fee is built into the price, most probably yes.

The fee for a 29" or larger TV is $42.50

We buy 32" TVs for $199. The new cost with this fee and tax is:

(199 + 42.50) * 1.05 * 1.095 = $277.66

This means the 32" TV now has a 40% sales tax. It's absurd.
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hm

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These recycling fee's are part of our city tax. We can bring any and all electronics to one city place at no charge (not to mention all the retail stores).

I'm going to have to look into this one on the city website and by-laws etc.

If they are charging a special tax, then I sure as heck want a certain amount removed from my city tax.

Any other home owners with this built in to your tax? Ever look?
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CanadianRip

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reply to urbanriot

Re: New green fees tacked to tech purchases

said by urbanriot:

Here in Ontario we

1) Pay an environment disposal fee on import of goods into the country. This is a levy on importation.
2) Pay upon retail purchase of the electronic item.
3) Pay an additional time at the municipal landfill.

I'm pretty sure a mouse costs $ 1.10 to manufacture; and $ 20 to dispose of. Something is very wrong here.

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said by Guspaz:

This means the 32" TV now has a 40% sales tax. It's absurd.

So is the government of Quebec trying to get people to pack-up and move out of the province? Between the 15% sales tax, this tax, having to have 2 sets of tires for your car... Why live in Quebec?
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bt

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Re: New green fees tacked to tech purchases

said by CanadianRip:

said by urbanriot:

Here in Ontario we

3) Pay an additional time at the municipal landfill.

If you're doing that instead of taking it to one of the free recycling places, that's your own fault.


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said by jaberi:

New fees for electronics purchased in Quebec stores will come into effect on Monday.

The new recycling fees of $40 or more will be applied to bills when purchasing televisions, cellphones, laptop computers and printers. The fee will vary based on the product's price and its difficulty for recycling.

»ca.news.yahoo.com/green-fees-tac···603.html

Calling it a fee is just government's way of increasing taxes yet again and make it less obvious to the average ignorant, clueless citizen.
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jaberi

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not everyone gets rid of all their electronic devices....wouldn't it be better if one can pay when they are disposing their device?....

is the green fee added after the hst or before?


Guspaz
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In Quebec, these new fees will be before QST/GST; we will have to pay tax on the fee.

I wouldn't mind them as much if they weren't so exorbitant. $42.50 on a $199 television is just insane.
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Bob4
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said by jaberi:

wouldn't it be better if one can pay when they are disposing their device?

They everyone would just throw their old TVs out on the street.