Electronics recycling in Newfoundland is standardized through RecycleMyElectronics.ca. Western Newfoundland is proud to offer E-Waste recycling at no cost to the consumer through each of its six transfer stations. Small devices such as cell phones, and even batteries can be recycled at the administration office located in the Herald Tower on Herald Avenue in Corner Brook. Your town may offer a similar service.
People are reminded to remove all personal information from their computers, cell phones and electronics prior to drop-off. The e-Waste service is offered in cooperation with the Electronics Products Recycling Association (EPRA), a not-for-profit organization that operates regulated recycling programs across Canada.
Why should your electronics be recycled?
Electronics often contain valuable materials, like gold and copper, as well as harmful materials, including lead, mercury and cadmium. Recycling electronic waste keeps these toxins from polluting the air, soil and water. Materials such as steel, aluminum, copper, glass and plastic are used to create new products.