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.

For a detailed list of included and excluded products, relevant definitions and the APF rates, please refer to the complete Product List - April 1st, 2021 Version.

Administrative Program Fee Rates:

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. These fees are reported and remitted to MARR by registered MARR participants (manufacturers, distributors, retailers) who have joined MARR to fulfill their regulatory obligations.

APFs must be reported and remitted to MARR by registered participants using the MARR online reporting system. The online system requires participants to input the net quantity of applicable program products sold or supplied during the reporting period for each of the 17 APF product categories outlined below and in the complete

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more information on APFs, how they are reported and paid, options for passing-on the APFs and the tax rates applied to APFs.

Administrative Program Fees (APF) effective April 1, 2021

The board of directors and the management of MARR reviewed financial forecasts for the 2021-2026 fiscal years and the board approved fee reductions recommended by management which became effective April 1, 2021.

MARR believes that this fee reduction will balance the long-term viability of the program and the fiscal responsibility obligations that are outlined in our stewardship plan.

Administrative Program Fees (APF)

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