July 06, 2005 15:30 ET

Computer Donations and Recycling Edmonton, Alberta; Computers Found In City Landfill Containing Personal Information, Patient Sensitive Data, Banking Information

EDMONTON, ALBERTA and CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - July 6, 2005) - Bojan Paduh of the Electronic Recycling Association of Alberta (ERA) states:

"Electronic Recycling Association of Alberta warns residents of Edmonton not to bring their computers to city ran EcoStations. City of Edmonton has been collection computers for recycling for the last few years. All computers collected are trucked over to the City Cloverbar landfill."

"It has come to ERA's attention that local scrap collectors and poor people are sneaking out computers containing hard drives with personal information, patient data, and banking information. "

"ERA advises local businesses to book a free collection or drop of their computers at one of our many depots throughout the city. ERA uses RCMP certified software to totally eliminate the possibility of your sensitive data being recovered. Residents interested in having their hard drives wiped or destroyed can come to ERA's main depot and request that service. This will ensure your sensitive data can not be recovered, ever, even by accident."

There is a picture available on CCNMatthews' website of the City of Edmonton computer recycling program:


There is a picture available on CCNMatthews' website of ERA's donation and recycling program:


"ERA is urging residents to stop taking their computers to the City of Edmonton. The computers they have collected over the past few years are sitting in a pool of water at the landfill. City of Edmonton refuses to allow any Alberta owned recycling companies to clean up this disaster in the hope that a German owned company will come in to do it. "

ERA operates many depot locations with Edmonton's computer and electronics retailers, as well as a large Computer and Electronic Depot location.

List of depot locations and further information is available on www.era.ca

Contact Information

  • Electronic Recycling Association of Alberta
    Bojan Paduh
    (780) 455-2088
    Website: www.era.ca