Encorp Pacific (Canada)

Encorp Pacific (Canada)

February 19, 2009 09:00 ET

Return-It for Recycling at the Sunshine Coast Drop-Off Event

SECHELT, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2009) - On Saturday, February 21, bring your obsolete electronics (see below for the specific types of electronics that will be accepted) to the Sechelt Landfill for free recycling. This special event is a unique opportunity for residents and businesses to drop their end-of-life electronics at a convenient site within their community, and be assured they will be recycled responsibly.

Event details follow:

Sechelt Landfill

4901 Dusty Road

Sechelt, BC

Saturday, February 21, 2009

This special drop-off event is being coordinated by the Sunshine Coast Regional District and is 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 14 million kilograms so far since the program's inception. This event will build on that success and help ensure that returned end-of-life electronics are recycled responsibly," - Joyce Thayer, Executive Director, Electronics Stewardship Association of British Columbia.

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

  • Electronics Stewardship Association of British Columbia
    Media Contact
    Joyce Thayer, Executive Director
    (604) 696-6077
    Email: joycethayerlaw@telus.net