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 »

Looking to remove junk from your residence or office? Book online, check out our pricing, or contact us!   Our First Two Events Of 2017 Kept Almost 40,000 lbs of E-Waste Out Of Landfills! We held our first two e-waste events of 2017. Our first was March 18th at the Good Shepherd Church in Orleans. We had just under 400 cars roll through the event between 10-4 p.m. We collected over 25000 lbs. of e-waste in 7hrs!! (That’s … 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 »

The U.S. might be dumping up to 20% of their electronic waste in Asia. Came across this interesting piece in Time last month. Wouldn’t you know it…but up to 20% of American E-waste might in fact be ending up in Hong Kong, of all places. The conclusion stems from an investigation by Basel Action Network (BAN), a U.S.-based NGO focused on protecting the world’s environment from toxic materials. The assessment and … Read more »

There Is An Environmental Cost With The Devices We Depend On Some of the biggest news in the last month has come from the consumer electronics industry. Samsung’s venerable Galaxy Note 7, arguably one of the world’s most popular smart phone phablets, has run into a series of battery issues. Customers were reporting that the phone’s batteries were exploding or combusting randomly during charging. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued on September … Read more »

Came across this great piece in the Kingston Whig Standard. Students at Kingston’s Rideau Heights Public School were taught the value of recycling their used tablets and smartphones through an in-class presentation by the Ontario Electronic Stewardship in a “Recycle Your Electronics” campaign. The school program used both video games and interactive presentations to engage fifth-grade students and educate them on ways to reduce e-waste, as well as the consequences of landfilling it. … Read more »

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