Carbon Rebate Fee

Navigating Through Change: Carbon Rebate Fee

Carbon Rebate Fee – As we navigate the new realities brought forth by the carbon tax, with its sweeping 23% increase, I find myself reflecting on the journey of Vacu-Man, a company my family has nurtured for over 45 years. This moment in time is more than just an economic shift; it’s a call to reinforce our commitment to health, wellness, and the environment. In response, we’re introducing a Carbon Rebate Fee—a nominal step toward bridging the gap between our current operations and our environmental aspirations.

Our Path to Carbon Reduction

Our path to environmental stewardship has always been paved with intention. From cleaning homes to maintaining a conscious office environment, every action is taken with an eye toward reducing our carbon footprint. Going paperless in 2019 marked a significant stride in this direction, minimizing our reliance on printing and setting a precedent for digital-first operations. Yet, we recognize that these initiatives are just the beginning. The Carbon Rebate Fee will enable us to further invest in green technologies and offset the increased costs directly associated with the carbon tax, ensuring that every decision we make can contribute positively to our environmental goals.


Yet, the quest for sustainability is an ongoing one. As we explore the potential of hydrogen-powered vehicles and renewable fuel options for our equipment, we’re met with the stark reality of today’s technological limitations. Our equipment, reliant on diesel and unleaded fuel, is a product of its time, yet our vision for the future is unfettered. We are committed to adopting sustainable alternatives the moment they become viable, investing in a future where our operations leave a lighter touch on the earth.

To this end, the introduction of a Carbon Rebate Fee on every order is a measure of our current circumstances—a nominal fee that embodies our shared journey towards a sustainable future. This fee is a reflection of the extra costs incurred by the carbon tax, and while it’s a temporary solution, it’s a necessary step in our ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility.

Carbon Rebate Fee


The concept of additional charges is never taken lightly, and I am deeply appreciative of the continued support from our Hamilton, Burlington, and Oakville community. This fee isn’t merely about offsetting costs; it represents a collective investment in our planet’s health and a step towards a future where clean energy and sustainable practices are at the forefront of everything we do. Moreover, it underscores our belief that true progress in sustainability can be achieved when communities come together to support and drive change.

When my father started this business in 1979, he envisioned a company that would stand the test of time through dedication, quality service, and community engagement. Today, that vision encompasses a commitment to not just the communities we serve but to the planet we all call home. As we move forward, every step we take towards reducing our carbon footprint, no matter how small, is a step towards a cleaner, healthier world for us all.

Thank you for standing with us as we embark on this journey together, towards a future where our aspirations for a greener planet are not just dreams, but realities we live every day. By embracing the Carbon Rebate Fee, we not only adhere to new regulatory requirements but also pave the way for innovative solutions that will define the future of eco-friendly business practices. Together, let’s continue to make a difference, one step at a time. As we implement this fee, we invite you to join us in this transformative journey, recognizing that every little contribution aids in forging a sustainable path forward.