Celebrate Earth Day: Recycle your electronics

E-waste is not garbage but, if it goes into our landfills, it takes a very long time to break down. If it is recycled it contains valuable materials like base and precious materials, plastic and glass that can be safely recycled to manufacture new products.  Recycling also keeps substances like lead, cadmium, beryllium, mercury, and brominated flame retardants out of landfills.  So basically recycling your electronics

In Ontario, the RecycleYourElectronics.ca is a service funded by fees paid to the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) for electronic waste recycling.  Just bring your electronics to one of the OES approved sites listed here

In British Columbia, the electronic waste recycling program is run by the Recycling Program of British Columbia.  Find drop off locations here.  

And for Torontonians on the weekend of April 24th, donate your e-waste to Cloverdale Mall, Eglinton Square this weekend.

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