Eco Fee

An Eco-Fee? Bring it On!

The other day I bought a TV and was surprised to see on the bill a $25 eco charge. Fantastic! It's a small price to pay for the safe disposal of all the hazardous material found in television sets. But here's the thing. You have my $25 now and I don't plan to dispose of my TV for many years. What is this money doing in the mean time?

Should Ontarians Pay an Extra Trash Tax?

You may think that people should be collectively responsible for paying for the waste they cumulatively generate. Or you may feel that, like residents without children who oppose paying for schools, it should be a personal responsibility. Either way, Ontario appears to be behind in having these discussions.