How to recycle your electronics the right way

The first week of June is Canadian Environment Week with June 5thbeing World Environment Day – what better time to recycle those cables, old monitors and outdated electronic devices that we all have sitting in a lonely basement corner.

If you have any electronics that are still functional but you no longer need, consider donating them. It’s always great for someone to reuse an item rather than throwing it away. Try your local not-for-profit agencies and thrift stores or give craigslist or Kijiji a try.

If you are sure that the item is beyond repair or use or you just don’t have the time to drop it off for donation – there are a few easy ways to get rid of them the right way.

The easiest way to recycle your electronics is actually to call Zarr Tech! We offer a free and easy electronics recycling program. Just give us a call and you can either drop off your items at our office, or we can pick them up!

Some cities (like the City of Toronto for example link: https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/recycling-organics-garbage/electronic-waste/) also offer a free disposal program for unwanted electronics. You can place your items outside on garbage day for pickup or drop them off at a drop-off depot. Other regions who do not offer a pick up program usually ask that you drop off your electronics at a designated recycling depot. We put together a list of useful links for anyone looking to recycle their electronics in the GTA at the bottom of this article.

  • City of Toronto

https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/recycling-organics-garbage/electronic-waste/

  • Halton Region

http://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?pageId=151357#!rc-cpage=767

  • Peel Region

http://www.peelregion.ca/waste/community-recycling-centres

  • Mississauga

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/bylawenforcement?paf_gear_id=3700008&itemId=7900018&action=faqAnswer

  • Ontario’s e-waste diversion program

https://www.recyclemyelectronics.ca/on/

 

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