University of Saskatchewan

Financial Services (FS)

Electronic Equipment Environmental Handling Fee

On purchase requisitions for electronic equipment, you will need a separate line item for the Environmental Handling Fee (EHF), which we are required to pay on these items, along with their applicable cost. Note that the EHF is subject to GST, but is PST-exempt.

Environmental Handling Fees (EHF)

Equipment Fee
Desktop computer   $1.40
Desktop printers and fax machines $1.25
Portable (notebook/tablet) computer           $1.00
Computer peripherals $0.20
Display devices (29” and smaller) $7.00
Display devices (30” to 45") $12.00
Display devices (46" and larger) $28.00

Further details about the above items are available through the EPRA.

The EHF is a one-time fee charged at time of purchase to the purchaser/end-user and is not reclaimable when electronic goods are recycled. The fee supports the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA), Canada’s national, not-for-profit organization responsible for improving electronics stewardship programs across the country. In Saskatchewan, the EPRA is now the only approved program (the former Saskatchewan Waste Electronic Equipment Program (SWEEP) was transitioned into the EPRA as of April 1, 2013) for electronics recycling. Further information about provincial stewardship programs can be found at EPRA’s web page.

For more information, contact:
Henry Xu Tan, Procurement & Contracts Specialist