Video: Ontario’s e-waste recycling fees and the channel

Since word of the Ontario government’s electronic waste recycling program began to filter through the channel over the past month, many in the Ontario IT channel community have been scrambling for more information about the program, and what it will mean for their business.

Ready or not, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) launched the program April 1st, and fees ranging from 32 cents for peripherals to over $13 for a desktop computer now apply to most IT sales in the province. Fees partners will need to either absorb or pass on to their clients, and fees partners may even have to collect and remit to the OES themselves.

To learn more about the program and what it means for the channel, CDN spoke to OES executive director Carol Hochu, and analysts Paul Edwards from IDC Canada and Aaron Hay from Info-Tech Research Group, for this video report.

For background on Ontario’s e-waste recycling program and fees, visit:

It’s no April Fools’: Ontario electronics recycling fees launch today
VARs frustrated with roll-out of Ontario recycling program
Sell IT hardware in Ontario? Your business is changing in a big way April 1st

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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