Encorp Pacific (Canada)

Encorp Pacific (Canada)

September 17, 2009 09:00 ET

Encorp Pacific (Canada): Return-It for Recycling at the Village of Queen Charlotte and Masset Drop-Off Events

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2009) - On Saturday, September 26, 2009, bring your obsolete electronics (see below for the specific types of electronics that will be accepted) to two locations on Graham Island for free recycling. These special events are a unique opportunity for residents and businesses to drop their acceptable end-of-life electronics at convenient sites within their community, and be assured they will be recycled responsibly.

Event details follow:

Tickers Hauling & Storage Driftwood Mechanical Services
1205 Cemetery Road #100, 1730 Hodges Street
Queen Charlotte City, BC Masset, BC
Saturday, September 26 Saturday, September 26
9:00AM - 1:00PM 2:00PM - 6:00PM

These special drop-off events are being coordinated by the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District and are part of the Province-wide Return-It™ Electronics program, a government approved program which aims to divert end-of-life electronics from landfills, and keep them from being shipped to developing nations where they could be processed in an unsafe manner.

"We have collected over 21 million kilograms so far since the program's inception. These events will build on that success and help ensure that returned end-of-life electronics are recycled responsibly." Joyce Thayer, Executive Director, Electronic Stewardship Association of BC (ESABC)

A complete list of accepted end-of-life electronics is available at www.encorp.ca/electronics/acceptable and includes such items as televisions, desktop printers and fax machines, desktop & notebook computers, computer monitors and computer accessories such as mice, keyboards and cables. At this time stereos, CD players, DVD players and cell phones are not included in the program. Also, due to hazardous material regulations, computer monitors or televisions with shattered glass screens cannot be accepted.

The Return-It™ Electronics program is designed to manage end-of-life electronic products that have exhausted their reuse potential. Before recycling, consumers are encouraged to first consider reuse or donation options for their aging electronics equipment.

More information, including a complete list of permanent collection sites, is available at www.encorp.ca/electronics/locations.

The program is being conducted by Electronics Stewardship Association of BC (ESABC), an industry led, not-for-profit stewardship agency and is being managed and administered by Encorp Pacific (Canada), a federally incorporated not-for-profit product stewardship corporation. Further information is available at www.electronicsrecyclingbc.ca/.

Contact Information

  • Encorp Pacific (Canada) - Media Contact
    Tyler Garnes
    Logistics Manager
    (604) 473-2400 Ext. 210