Previous Program Notifications

Notice of Reduced Environmental Handling Fees for Electric Outdoor Power Equipment:

Effective October 1, 2016, Environmental Handling Fees (EHF) for all products included in the BC Outdoor Power Equipment Institute of Canada (OPEIC) Stewardship Program have been reduced. Click here to read the full notice.

Reminder: OPEIC Environmental Handling Fees Apply only to Electric-Powered Products

OPEIC EHFs apply only to electric (corded/battery-powered) outdoor power equipment. Please ensure you are not charging the EHF on fuel-powered products. A full list of included products can be found here.

OPEIC's Small Remitter Policy

OPEIC participants may be eligible to be considered as “Small Remitters”, and can request to be moved from monthly reporting to quarterly reporting. To be considered a “Small Remitter” you must:
   - Be a participant in good standing, with one year of consistent, on-time, and accurate fee reporting and payment, and
   -The annual fees that you report are less than $10,000 in the prior 12 months.

Reporting periods for eligible participants will be adjusted only on the participant’s request and for participants in good standing. All requests can be sent to Alona at [email protected] for approval. Small Remitter Policy can be viewed here

BC HST Reverts to GST/PST

BC HST reverts to GST/PST on April 1, 2013. This notice was sent out to all OPEIC members in January 2013, OPEIC Transition from HST to GST/PST, April 1, 2013. For further information on the return to PST in BC, please visit

Registration with the OPEIC Program

Participants are able to register for the OPEIC program as of May 1st, 2012. A list of registered OPEIC participants can be found here: