Electronic Collection Drive
With the help of Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) and Ontario Electronics Stewardship (OES) Program CMRA is pleased to bring electronic collection to Churchill Meadows. Bring your end of life electronics to Spring Cleanup, Let’s Tune Up! event on June 23rd, 2019 at Mississauga-Meadowvale Rotary Park.
The Churchill Meadows Residents Association has planned an electronic collection drive as part of the Spring Cleanup, Let’s Tune Up! event. We are collecting all kinds of end of life electronic devices at the event location. A large metal container is available for the whole day at the park parking lot where you can drop off your unwanted electronics conveniently. You can dispose of them confidently knowing that not only have you help divert toxic waste from landfills but also recycled them responsibly.
EPRA and OES is responsible for implementing and operating, on behalf of their stewards, a safe and secure program for the recovery and reclamation of end-of-life electronics. To find out more about the OES program and information about the electronic recycling visit https://epra.ca/
AS part of the Clothes for the Common Good program, gently used clothing and textiles are also collected for The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP) at the same time within the Electronic Collection Drive. Place the washed, gently used clothing and textiles in a separate plastic bag and bring them to the event.
Did you know electronic devices contain precious metals?
Several components such as circuit boards, connectors in most computers and electronic devices contain high levels of precious metals. Recovering resources like gold, silver, copper and palladium can be recycled so that they can be used to make new products.
Why recycle Electronics?
There are so many good reasons to recycle your end of life electronics.
- Keeping e-waste out of Canadian landfills.
- Confirming the safe and secure destruction of personal data stored on hardware.
- Preventing e-waste from illegally exported or handled by irresponsible recyclers, decreasing environmental issues.
- Protecting workers health and handlers health and safety
- Recovering valuable resources like gold, silver, copper, and palladium from them to go back into new products.
What items can you bring to the Electronic Collection Drive?
Televisions and monitors, including various technologies such as Cathode Ray Tube (CRT), flat panel (LCD, LED and plasma) and rear projection.
Includes corded and cordless telephones, as well as telephone answering machines.
Desktop and Portable Computers and their Peripherals
Includes portable computers such as laptops, netbooks, notebooks and tablets.
Desktop computers (including those acting as servers) and all bundled keyboards, mice, cables and internal components. Computer peripherals include both wired and wireless manual input devices such as keyboards, mice and trackballs.
Printers designed to reside on a work surface, including laser and LED, ink jet, dot matrix, thermal, dye sublimation and “multi-function” copy, scan, fax and print devices. Stand-alone desktop fax machines are also included in this category.
Personal/Portable Audio/Video Systems and Vehicle Audio/Video Systems (Aftermarket)
Includes docking speakers, portable stereos, portable CD players, portable audio recorders, tape/radio players, digital media (MP3) players, voice recorders, and digital and video cameras. Vehicle A/C Includes amplifiers, equalizers, speakers and audio/video components.
Home Audio/Video Systems and Home Theatre In-A-Box (HTB) Systems
Includes VCRs, DVD and CD players, speakers, amplifiers, receivers, data projectors and similar audio/video systems. Home theatre Includes pre-packaged disc player/speaker/amplifier systems for use with video or television display to create a home theatre experience.
Floor-Standing Photocopiers/Multi-Function Devices
Floor-standing photocopiers and Multi-Function Devices (MFDs). This will include all printing and copying devices, utilizing all printing technologies that are floor-standing models and can print on media with dimensions up to 48″ wide.
Cellular phones, including those offering camera, video recording and/or audio functions; smartphones (cell-enabled); cell-enabled PDAs utilizing touch-screen technology; cell-enabled handheld devices.
Gently used clothing and Textiles
All personal use clothing items and textiles such as linen and towels. No shoes and accessories.