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What are Environmental Handling Fees (EHF) and how are they calculated?

Certain provinces in Canada require that paint producers offer a recycling program for eligible products. Eligible products and their Environmental Handling Fees (EHF) are determined by the overseeing stewardship bodies.

The stewardship bodies are:

There are currently no paint EHF programs in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec or Yukon and therefore EHF are not charged on orders shipped to those regions.

EHF Eligible Products:
Here is a list of Country Chic Paint products eligible for EHF when shipped to an applicable province:

All sizes of those products are eligible for EHF.

EHF Collection:

On wholesale orders, we collect the EHF from the retailer. They are calculated on each order’s eligible products by the ShipperHQ app and lumped in with the shipping charge on the order invoice. Retailers are allowed to pass along these EHF to the end user, however, per the stewardship bodies, the charge needs to be built into the price of the product to the end-user.

EHF Report Remittance:

Per the stewardship bodies, the sales channel that sells paint to the end-user is responsible for collecting and paying EHF in order to comply with the regulation. To make it easier for our retailers, we remit the EHF on their behalf.

Empty containers can be recycled at collection locations across Canada.You can click here to find a location near you!

If you have any additional questions regarding EHF, please reach out to us at or call 1-888-523-2360.

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