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April 7, 2020

Proper Disposal of Regulated Products Ewaste

(1)  Except where section 13, 14 or 15 applies, a person, other than an individual, commits an offence if the person disposes of a regulated product other than by presenting it to, or by depositing it at a place directed or designated by, an approved person.

(2)  In a prosecution for an offence under subsection (1), it is not necessary for the prosecution to prove that the accused knew that —

(a) the thing disposed of is a regulated product;
(b) the person to whom the thing was presented is not an approved person; or
(c) the place at which the thing was deposited was not directed or designated by an approved person.

 

(3)  A person who is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000.

 

(4)  In this section, “approved person” means any of the following persons:

(a) a person operating a licensed scheme;
(b) a licensed waste collector or licensed e‑waste recycler;
(c) a person referred to in section 16(1)(b).