Electronic Recycling is important because:
It keeps e-waste out of Canadian landfills.
It helps in properly destroying the data stored on your electronics in a safe and secure manner.
It helps us recover and reuse essential resources like gold, silver, copper, and more so that new products can be made with sustainable resources and practices.
It prevents e-waste mismanagement as well as illegal handling and exporting of such electronics.
It helps in protecting the health and safety of workers and handlers that work in e-waste management or otherwise.
Here are some electronic items you can recycle:
Televisions, monitors, and other display devices.
Home audio/video systems like players, projectors, home theatres, etc.
Portable computers and laptops.
Portable and vehicle audio/video systems.
Gaming systems and accessories.
Cellular and non-cellular devices.
Desktop computers and peripherals such as keyboards, mice, cables, etc.
Desktop printers, standing photocopiers and multi-function devices, etc.
IT and telecom equipment such as routers, ethernet switches, etc.
Medical and monitoring equipment such as electric thermometers, hearing aids, and more.
Battery-powered toys such as electric ride-on toys, key chains, and more.