Summer came and went. Besides some wonky weather, this was a busy season for us. We hosted 4 e-waste events in July. We collected just under 50,000 lbs. of electroncis and gadgets with over 750 drop offs. August saw us collect just over 26,000 lbs. of discarded items with just over 400 drop offs. Year to date, our recycled electronics stats from our local e-waste events is sitting at 245,000 lbs. … Read more »

Report Suggests Only Half of City’s Residents Are Using Green Bin and 25% Of Residents Don’t Recycle Waste Watch Ottawa (WWO) released a report –Improving the City of Ottawa’s Waste Diversion Performance: Recommendations for Action – on Friday that indicated Ottawa is actually lagging behind other Ontario municipalities when it comes to diverting residential waste from landfills. As per the CBC, WWO analyzed waste diversion data from the province, as well as a 2014-2015 … Read more »

The Electronics Products Recycling Association Raised The Built In Fees For Consumer Electronics in Nova Scotia As per the CBC, Nova Scotians looking for a new TV, printer or notebook or computer will have to pay more for these items this year. The built in cost to recycle those items when they are no longer needed is increasing. The EPRA dictates a fee that is built into all consumers electronics, which … Read more »

The global rate of cell phone disposal sits at 350,000 pieces a day and will undoubtedly climb The life cycle of consumer electronic products is continually decreasing – fuelled by slimmer margins and an increasing emphasis on replacement. The necessity to employ effective recycling, manufacturing and disposal tools to properly manage e-waste is at an all time high, because the planet is about to enter a period where it will … Read more »

May saw us collect just under 40,000 pounds for recycling. May was interesting for our e-waste stats! We had over 600 drop off’s over 4 full events for the month! We collected 2 whole tons of batteries, hearing aids, and even car batteries! We also recycled over 1000 lbs. of collected wires and cables! More importantly, we’ve been working with a great charity called Their Opportunity, who provide low-income families … Read more »

India and the Chinese Smartphone Maker Get Serious About Tackling A Mounting Issue With E-Waste Xiaomi India has complied with India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests E-waste Rules and launched an initiative to take back and recycle unused and old products. All people have to do is head to Xiaomi India’s website and fill out a form. The company will arrange a pick up of the e-waste (product) that the user wants to … Read more »

It’s true when they say “they don’t make ’em like they used too!” Well, we saw the truth in this for April! We saw a lot of CRT televisions dropped off that were still working great. Unfortunately, compared to today’s flat screens, which are light and compact – they don’t stack up anymore and simply take up space. Certain television models are more to repair than to replace. This is the … Read more »

  2017 E-Waste Schedule We are supporting Their Opportunity this year. Their Opportunity exists to provide low-income families with the means to enroll their children in local sports programs. The organization aims to alleviate the financial costs of sports enrollment fees. By doing this, children can develop the confidence, social skills and healthy lifestyle attainable through sport. ———————— March 18th, 2017 From 10am to 4pm Good Shepherd Church 3092 Innes Road, Orleans, Ontario, K1W 1C8 … Read more »

A commercial entity in Ontario requires an MOE (Ministry of The Environment) licence to transport building and construction waste. You heard right. A business must have an environmental approval from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, if it releases pollutants into the air, land or water OR if it stores, transports or disposes of waste. Junk removal and recycling is a dirty business. That’s why it’s important to … Read more »

“Art is a great way for the public and volunteers to get into environmentalism.” The Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse—a part of the Lower East Side Ecology Center – is doing something very, very cool. Yazmine Mihojevich, one of the warehouse’s program directors, organized something called “Excavation Wednesday”. It’s an event that allows members of the public to come to the facility and disassemble donated e-waste in an effort to educate the citizenry on … Read more »

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