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 - October 12, 2018 Version.
Administrative Program Fee Rates:
MARR is funded by Administrative Program Fees (APFs) applied to the sale and supply of new major household appliances in British Columbia, effective August 1, 2013. The fees are used by MARR to cover all costs associated with implementing the MARR stewardship plan. 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 Product List - October 12, 2018 Version.
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.
|Product Category||APF Rate|
|1. Full-Size Refrigerators & Wine Coolers/Beverage Centres||$1.25|
|2. Compact Refrigerators & Wine Coolers/Beverage Centres||$1.25|
|4. Room Air Conditioners||$1.25|
|5. Portable Air Conditioners||$1.25|
|7. Clothes Washers||$1.10|
|8. Clothes Dryers / Steam Cleaners||$1.10|
|10. Range Hoods and Downdrafts||$1.10|
|11. Built-In Ovens||$1.10|
|12. Built-In and Over the Range Microwave Ovens||$1.10|
|13. Surface Cooking Units||$1.10|
|15. Food Waste Disposers||$1.10|
|16. Trash Compactors||$1.10|
|17. Electric Beverage Dispensers||$1.10|