Electronic waste (e-waste) makes up approximately five percent of all municipal solid waste worldwide. This type of waste is increasing daily with consumers updating computers and mobile phones. Governments, customers and the public are increasingly interested in the proper recycling of end-of-life electronics. Recycling diverts waste from landfills and can result in recovered materials being used to create other products.
Provinces in Canada have, or are expected to pass legislation requiring recycling surcharges be paid on designated electronic goods shipped or sold into the province.
Accepted electronic items for collection:
- Cell phones and home phones
- Computer cables and accessories
- Laptop computers
- DVD and Blu-ray players
- Hand-held computers
- Cameras and video recorders
- Desktop computers and monitors
- Printers and scanners
- Fax machines
- Stereos, tuners and turntables
- Receivers and speakers
* Important Note: Always remember, to protect your privacy, clear all personal information from computers, cell phones and electronics prior to collection.