On october 1, 2019, an Environmental Handling Charge (EHCs) for Used Oil and Glycol products have been introduced in Newfoundland and Labrador.
I has come to our attention that some brand owners, wholesalers/distributors, and retailers of oil and glycol products in Newfoundland and Labrador may be charging/showing the Environmental Handling Charge (EHC) as a separate line item on their billing/invoicing.
The amended Newfoundland and Labrador Waste Management Regulations, Part VI, 31.48 states that “a brand owner shall not charge a retailer and a retailer shall not charge a consumer a separate fee with respect to the cost associated with implementing or operating an oil and glycol stewardship plan or carrying out the brand owner’s duties under this Part.” A copy of the regulations is available here.
Following a review, the spirit and intent of the regulations remain that brand owners, wholesalers and retailers shall not charge or show the EHCs separately on billing/invoicing when passing on the costs. EHCs are intended to be part of the product price.
UOMA Atlantic is pleased to be a partner with the MMSB and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and look forward to strengthening the reycling and waste services for businesses, residents and communities throughout the province.