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Old 2010-07-08, 08:12 PM
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More $$ out of our pockets at the cash register.

Don't we already pay municipal taxes to dispose of our recyclables?

Why do I have to pay an eco fee on rechargeable batteries? Aren't I already saving the planet by using rechargeable?


http://www.thestar.com/business/arti...rs-by-surprise

http://www.nationalpost.com/slips+un...700/story.html

Another tax grab.
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Old 2010-07-08, 09:29 PM
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I know! Sickening!
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Old 2010-07-08, 09:48 PM
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Looks like Canadian Tire will finally be useful!
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Old 2010-07-08, 11:48 PM
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I agree with the frustration of not really publicizing it very well. though I like it because it forces retailers to except the crap I need to get rid of that I don't want to pour down the drain.

it's really not that much (on most stuff) hasn't bothered me so far.
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Old 2010-07-09, 08:29 AM
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It's another tax, it's not a fee. When you want to encourage recycling you do things like charging 5 cents for the plastic bag in the hope of discouraging people from buying it and like LCBO where you charge a deposit which again encourages people to bring the bottles back to get their deposit back. This one you pay regardless and no one checks to see if you recycled or not!

We're paying way too much taxes now. I don't know about you but my salary increases don't get me ahead because they're always introducing a health premium or a tax or another. And the cost of living here is not cheap. It's really frustrating.
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Old 2010-07-09, 11:48 AM
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It's another tax, it's not a fee. When you want to encourage recycling you do things like charging 5 cents for the plastic bag in the hope of discouraging people from buying it and like LCBO where you charge a deposit which again encourages people to bring the bottles back to get their deposit back. This one you pay regardless and no one checks to see if you recycled or not!

We're paying way too much taxes now. I don't know about you but my salary increases don't get me ahead because they're always introducing a health premium or a tax or another. And the cost of living here is not cheap. It's really frustrating.
it is forcing retailers to except and handle the materials normal waste collection does not pick up. it saves you having to go to a special recycling depot (which I believe you'll also pay a fee at to drop stuff off).
http://www.york.ca/Services/Garbage+...ghan+Depot.htm
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Old 2010-07-09, 12:07 PM
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it is forcing retailers to except and handle the materials normal waste collection does not pick up. it saves you having to go to a special recycling depot (which I believe you'll also pay a fee at to drop stuff off).
http://www.york.ca/Services/Garbage+...ghan+Depot.htm
How many people do you think will bother?
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Old 2010-07-09, 12:18 PM
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I agree with the frustration of not really publicizing it very well. though I like it because it forces retailers to except the crap I need to get rid of that I don't want to pour down the drain.

it's really not that much (on most stuff) hasn't bothered me so far.
Question: Does this fee really force retailers to accept and properly dispose of hazardous material? What I understand from reading the articles is that you still have to bring your hazardous wastes to predetermined locations and that the new fees are to fund the operations of these hazard waste locations. Can anybody here verify?

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Old 2010-07-09, 04:46 PM
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it is forcing retailers to except and handle the materials normal waste collection does not pick up. it saves you having to go to a special recycling depot (which I believe you'll also pay a fee at to drop stuff off).
http://www.york.ca/Services/Garbage+...ghan+Depot.htm
It does not say anything about retailers excepting the waste. Try returning aerosol cans to Shoppers or Wallmart, they won't take them.

You can find drop off locations here:

http://www.makethedrop.ca/content/wh...i-go-make-drop

Doesn't change the fact that I'll still throw them in my blue box.
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Old 2010-07-09, 07:16 PM
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So PJD is right. This is just another tax grab! So that I know for the next election, is this a federal or provincial tax grab?
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