Aug 8 - British Columbia Charging High Fees For E-waste Disposal

Starting August 1, British Columbia, Canada has been charging an advanced disposal fee on designated electronic products ranging from $10 (Canadian) to $45, depending on the product. Designated products include computers, laptops, printers, monitors and televisions. Because of the advanced fee, recycling of these products will be free to residents, who can turn in their unwanted e-waste to the current 70 recycled sites across the province. Cell phones, CD and DVD players are currently not included.

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In California, consumers are currently charged an advanced disposal fee on computers monitors, televisions including LCD and plasma screens, laptops and personal DVD players. The fess range from $6, $8 or $10 depending on screen size.

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