Ministry of Environment

Product Stewardship

Electronics and Electrical Product Category

Electronics and electrical products (e-waste), including batteries and accessories, are managed by product stewardship agencies in accordance with their stewardship plans approved under the Recycling Regulation.

In December 2009, the Electronics and Electrical Product Category (Schedule 3) in the Recycling Regulation was amended. The table below outlines the phases for the e-waste category.

  E-waste Products Recycling Program launched
Phase 1
  • Televisions Computers, computer monitors, keyboards, mice and other peripherals, printers
Phase 2

• Audio-visual and Consumer equipment
• Thermostats
• Cell Phones
• Residential Fluorescent Lamps
• Batteries used in Phase 2 products

July 1, 2010
Phase 3

• Smoke detectors
• Batteries used in Phase 3 products

April 1, 2011
Phase 4

• Small appliances
• Batteries used in Phase 4 products

October 1, 2011
Phase 5

• Automatic dispensers
• Electrical and electronic tools
• IT and telecommunications equipment
• Large appliances
• Lighting equipment
• Medical devices
• Monitoring and control instruments
• Toys, leisure and sports equipment
• Batteries used in Phase 5 products
• Accessories for use with any e-waste products

July 1, 2012


Please refer to the Recycling Regulation or Recycling Regulation Guide for information on how to comply with the regulation, including assistance in developing a Product Stewardship Plan.