British Columbia's Large Appliance Recycling Program
LargeApplianceRecycling.ca is run by The Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable, known as MARR. MARR is a not-for-profit stewardship agency created to implement and operate a stewardship plan for end-of-life major household appliances in BC. MARR operates on behalf of the major appliance producers who are obligated under the BC Recycling Regulation.
The British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has approved MARR's stewardship plan. If you would like to find out more about MARR, or read the MARR's stewardship plan or annual reports please visit www.MARRbc.ca/about
Our program 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 a refundable deposit. Manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers may include the Administrative Program Fee (APF) in the product price or display it as a separate charge to purchasers. To learn more about the program and how it's funded, visit marrbc.ca
Because the APF is charged at the time of purchase, there is no additional charge when products are brought to a MARR collection site at end-of-life. The APF's are $6.50 for cooling appliances and $2.00 for other large appliances.