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Environmental Handling Fees

AlarmRecycle is a non-profit program funded entirely by Environmental Handling Fees applied to the sale of smoke and CO alarms in BC. The fees fund the collection, transportation, recycling and safe disposal of returned products, as well as program administration and communication. The Environmental Handling Fees may be included in the product price or displayed as a separate charge at check-out. In some stores you may see the words eco-fee, environmental handling fee, or recycling fee on your receipt.

Environmental handling fees as of October 1, 2011:

Smoke Alarms and
combination smoke/CO alarms


Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms


Note: Where multiple smoke or CO alarms are sold as one unit (often in one package), the fees are additional based on the fee per product that would be charged.

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