PEI provides rebate for sustainable structures

The Prince Edward Island government began providing a provincial sales tax rebate for building supplies used in the construction of farm structures with environmental benefits. Starting mid-August the rebate applies to farm structures used for composting; to store and handle manure, pesticides, fertilizer, and milkhouse waste; and, structures used for feedlot and lovestock yards.

Building supplies considered eligible for rebate include: concrete, steel, lumber, petroleum tanks, etc. Projects and supplies must be pre-approved by the PEI Department of Atriculture and Forestry. Applicants must have completed an Environmental Farm Plan and must be in compliance with environmental legislation and guidelines.

According to Agriculture and Forestry Minister Mitch Murphy, the rebate aims to support producers to make their operations more productive and sustainable.

For further information, see the August 25 – Sept. 1 edition of EcoLog Week newsletter at or contact Wayne MacKinnon at 902-368-4888 or