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Eco Fees

Postby deedub » Nov 27th, 2012, 10:05 am

you need a 79 cent bulb for your tail light ? 5 cent eco fee . buy it in a 2 pack , no eco fee ???
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Re: Eco Fees

Postby TimmyE » Nov 27th, 2012, 11:23 am

it's not a fee, it's a tax and there is no rhyme or reason to it. It's simply a tax grab disguised as a fee.
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Re: Eco Fees

Postby keith1612 » Nov 27th, 2012, 5:29 pm

TimmyE wrote:it's not a fee, it's a tax and there is no rhyme or reason to it. It's simply a tax grab disguised as a fee.


carbon tax, plastic bag fee's in grocery stores, eco fee's on tires, batteries, etc.
its been a government tax scam for years.
all money taken for no results given.
why is a recycling bag double the cost of a garbage bag?
go to the Vernon/Armstrong dumps and you have to sort garbage yet a dump truck doesnt.
in the end its all the same hole it goes into.
just more ways to tax extra when possible.
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Re: Eco Fees

Postby Captain Awesome » Nov 27th, 2012, 6:56 pm

Well, somebody has to fund recycling programs...
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Re: Eco Fees

Postby keith1612 » Nov 27th, 2012, 7:13 pm

Captain Awesome wrote:Well, somebody has to fund recycling programs...


fund useful programs or tax consumers for no return?
where does the 5 cents a shopping bag go in grocery stores?
it goes to the store as a profit.
so some brain surgeon in the government came up with a plan to charge for shopping bags, for what reason?
so grocery stores now dont even have to supply a few free bags when you spend hundreds of dollars?
wonder if the guy that started that happens to be a owner of superstore?
extra tax on fuel to off set carbon?
the government is the biggest profit maker off fuel they should pay the carbon tax.
no difference with the government suing big tobacco companies, the government has been the biggest leach in tobacco sales for years, we should sue them.
fine charge a tax but give us something in return, seems Christy just gets a bigger charge account.
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Re: Eco Fees

Postby Captain Awesome » Nov 27th, 2012, 7:45 pm

I don't know about grocery bag fees, but eco fees charged on electronics fund local electronic recycling programs. Doesn't go to the company, doesn't go to Christy Clark. Same with light bulbs in question.
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Re: Eco Fees

Postby keith1612 » Nov 27th, 2012, 7:58 pm

Captain Awesome wrote:I don't know about grocery bag fees, but eco fees charged on electronics fund local electronic recycling programs. Doesn't go to the company, doesn't go to Christy Clark. Same with light bulbs in question.


lol so the question it would be what government department takes it and uses it for christmas party funds?
sure as hell doesnt go to the enviroment.
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Re: Eco Fees

Postby Captain Awesome » Nov 27th, 2012, 8:05 pm

keith1612 wrote:lol so the question it would be what government department takes it and uses it for christmas party funds?
sure as hell doesnt go to the enviroment.


The information on which environmental programs these fees fund is readily available including participants, locations, obligations, and life cycles of said electronics. But it seems to me you're not interested in learning new things since it would get in the way of spewing your mindless drivel. Keep on truckin'.
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Re: Eco Fees

Postby keith1612 » Nov 27th, 2012, 8:21 pm

Captain Awesome wrote:
The information on which environmental programs these fees fund is readily available including participants, locations, obligations, and life cycles of said electronics. But it seems to me you're not interested in learning new things since it would get in the way of spewing your mindless drivel. Keep on truckin'.

ohh then please inform us where the money is being spent?
how is are these taxes helping?
seems im not the mindless one believing jibberish
i have no issues funding good enviromental idea's.
we have been paying tire eco fee's since what the late 70's early 80's with poor results,
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Re: Eco Fees

Postby Gone_Fishin » Nov 27th, 2012, 8:28 pm

keith1612 wrote:lol so the question it would be what government department takes it and uses it for christmas party funds?
sure as hell doesnt go to the enviroment.



Man are you wrong. Eco fees go into a completely separate fund not general revenue. They are used to fund recycling programs in communities. Who do you think pays the guys that sort through all the crap you put in your blue bin? Who do you think pays for the guys to dismantle your old stove or fridge? Who do you think pays for the guys who grind up your old tires or milk cartons? The good fairy?
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Re: Eco Fees

Postby keith1612 » Nov 27th, 2012, 8:30 pm

Fisher-Dude wrote:
Man are you wrong. Eco fees go into a completely separate fund not general revenue. They are used to fund recycling programs in communities. Who do you think pays the guys that sort through all the crap you put in your blue bin? Who do you think pays for the guys to dismantle your old stove or fridge? Who do you think pays for the guys who grind up your old tires or milk cartons? The good fairy?


more still gets burried than recycled
have you seen the crusher at work?
dismantling stoves hahahaha
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