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E-waste product scope expanded in Canada - 1st August

May 5th, 2021

The e-waste regulations in Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island will include additional products from 1 August 2021.

In February 2021, the Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador announced several new products which will fall in scope from 1 August 2021. Products to fall in scope of the Waste Management Regulations from 1 August 2021 include:

  • Nettop computers

  • Fax machine drum scanners

  • Laptop Docking Stations

  • External hard drives

  • Handheld video game systems

  • E-book readers

  • Intercoms

  • GPS or other navigation systems designed specifically for use in a vehicle

A full list of the product expansion can be found in an EPRA fee list.

In April 2021 the PEI Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action announced that the product scope of the Materials Stewardship and Recycling Regulations will be expanded from 1 August 2021. New products to fall in scope are mainly small appliances including:

  • Clocks

  • Heaters

  • Air purifiers/Humidifiers

  • Irons and steamers

  • Hair straighteners

  • Pressure cookers

  • Bread makers

A full list of the PEI product expansion can be found in an EPRA fee list.

Producers should check whether any of their products fall within the new product scopes in Newfoundland and Labrador and PEI. If their products do fall in scope, producers (stewards) may be required to pay EHFs to the EPRA as per the fee lists linked above depending on sales arrangements.

How can we help?

EC4P can assess whether you are obligated under the e-waste regulations in Newfoundland and Labrador and PEI. based on your company’s sales arrangements and the type of products that you place onto the market. If you are obligated under the regulations, we can help you meet the producer responsibility requirements in Newfoundland and Labrador and PEI. Please contact us if you would like more information on this service.

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