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Prince Edward Island

On November 18, 2014, PEI Minister of Environment, Labour and Justice and Attorney General Janice Sherry approved the Prince Edward Island Lamp Stewardship Program Plan submitted by ReGeneration (as Product Care Association). Read the approval letter here.

The Prince Edward Island Lamp Stewardship Program Plan will become operational on April 1, 2015. For more information, please access the update notice sent on December 12, 2014.

Prince Edward Island’s Department of Environment, Labour and Justice passed the Materials Stewardship and Recycling Regulations under the PEI Environmental Act on June 21, 2014 requiring product stewardship programs for lamp products, as well as automotive salvage and scrap metal, electronic products, oil and glycol products, lead-acid batteries, and pharmaceuticals.

The regulation includes all lamp technologies, regardless of type of user (i.e. residential and IC&I lamps are all included), but not fixtures.

The LightRecycle program is funded by environmental handling fees (EHF) applied to the sale of new lighting products.

The recycling fees are used to cover program costs, including managing the collection, transportation and recycling system for returned products. Manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers may include the recycling fee in the product price. The fee is not a government tax nor is it remitted to the government. The fee is subject to sales tax as it is considered to be a part of the price of regulated products.