Products & Fees

Included Products:

Major appliances that have been designated for residential use, including dual fuel natural gas or propane products provided the other power source is electricity. Appliances used in or sold for industrial, commercial and/or institutional (IC&I) applications that have the same essential design characteristics as major household appliances, as defined above, are also included. All program products that are used for the purpose of refrigeration or freezing must contain a compressor and/or refrigerant gases.

Program Funding:

MARR is funded through Administrative Program Fees (APFs) that are charged at the point of sale for new appliances sold in BC. It's not a tax, nor is it a refundable deposit.  APFs for different products are established by MARR having regard to the cost to recycle the materials contained in the product and the cost of administering the program generally.

For more information on what MARR is doing in BC, please see here.

Manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers may include the Administrative Program Fee (APF) in the product price or display it as a separate charge to purchasers. The APF is not a government tax and the APF itself is not remitted to the government. The APF is subject to sales tax as it is considered to be a part of the price of regulated products.

Because the APF is charged at the time of purchase there is no additional charge when products are brought to a MARR  collection site at end-of-life.

Products and fees

Please refer to the table below for the APF rates. For a complete list of products captured by each of the categories below, please see here.

Effective April 1st, 2021

  • Full-size Refrigerators

    Refrigerator and refrigerator freezer combinations. Includes built-in and free-standing models.
    APF: $9.50
  • Compact Refrigerators

    Refrigerator or refrigerator-freezer combinations that are 6.4 cubic feet or less in volume. Includes beer kegs, wine dispensers and wine coolers.
    APF: $9.50
  • Freezers

    Chest, upright, and compact freezers, plus under the counter freezer drawers and ice makers.
    APF: $9.50
  • Window Air Conditioners

    Operate through the wall or are window-mounted.
    APF: $9.50
  • Portable Air Conditioners

    Can be moved from place to place.
    APF: $9.50
  • Dehumidifiers

    Free-standing and can be moved from place to place.
    APF: $9.50
  • Clothes Washers

    Top and front-loading. Includes stacked laundry units and those that also dry clothes.
    APF: $2.50
  • Clothes Dryers

    Top and front-loading. Includes stacked laundry units.
    APF: $2.50
  • Dishwashers

    Built-in, portable or convertible.
    APF: $2.50
  • Ranges

    Can include a surface cooktop and oven.
    APF: $2.50
  • Built-In Ovens

    Can have separate warming drawers, combination with microwave oven or double-walls.
    APF: $2.50
  • Surface Cooking Units

    Installed into the counter top where the controls are either integrated into the unit or installed separately.
    APF: $2.50
  • Range Hoods & Downdrafts

    Can be separate or connected from the cooking unit.
    APF: $2.50
  • Built-In and Over-the-Range Microwaves

    Built-in with or without hood vent combinations permanently installed microwave ovens.
    APF: $2.50
  • Food Waste Disposers

    Integrated into the plumbing of a household.
    APF: $2.50
  • Trash Compactors

    Permanently installed or portable.
    APF: $2.50
  • Electric Hot Beverage Dispensers

    Mounted under the counter or built-in.
    APF: $2.50
  • Electric Cold Beverage Dispensers

    Mounted under the counter or built-in.
    APF: $9.50