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On August 1, 2012 Manitoba EPRA (Electronic Product Recycling Association) launched a recycling progam. This program provides Manitobans with a responsible and secure manner of recycling end-of-life electronics.

This new recycling initiative affects all Mantiobans by adding an EHF (Environmental Handling Fee) to the purchase of new computer systems and components. This fee reflects the cost of collection, transportation, and recycling these items.

On the other hand it means that from now on all electronics can be dropped off free of charge at one of the electronic recycling depots listed.  Futura can also pick up old equipment and provide data destruction for a fee of $15.00 per computer.

The following is a breakdown of the recylcing fees that will automatically be added by all Manitoba retailers to the purchase of new computer equipment:

  • Desktop Computers CPU: $15.00
  • Portable Computers & Tablets: $3.00
  • 29″ or smaller Screen*: $9.25
  • 30″ or larger Screen*: $23.25
  • Printers, scanners: $8.00
  • Computer Peripherals(accesories): $1.10

If you have any questions or you can go the EPRA site: