Electronics

Northern Labrador

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Electronic waste may contain hazardous materials that are potentially harmful to the environment if not disposed of in a safe manner. Electronic waste also contains valuable metals and components that can be safely recycled into new products.

In Newfoundland & Labrador, electronic waste management is handled through multiple industry-led producer responsibility (http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/nl/) organizations. Residents and businesses can properly dispose of electronic products in a convenient and environmentally friendly manner at collection sites throughout the province.

Since the EPR program was launched in 2013, over six million kilograms of electronics have been diverted, as well as over 79,500 cell phones and over 362,000 set-top boxes.

Accepted items include electronic waste products such as:

  • display devices such as tvs and monitors
  • phones (telephones, cellular & smart phone devices, pagers)
  • home audio/video systems
  • desktop & portable computers
  • computers peripherals
  • desktop printers/multi-function devices (scanners, fax machines)
  • personal/portable audio/video systems
  • home theatre in-a-box (HTB) systems
  • vehicle audio/videos systems (aftermarket)
  • external storage drives & modems
  • global positioning systems (SPG) personal portable & vehicle (aftermarket)
  • countertop microwave ovens
  • tablets and electronic readers
  • video game device (consoles, handheld devices & controllers)

Recycle MY Electronics

The Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) operates an industry-led and government-approved recycling program for a range of electronic products.  EPRA offers retail drop-off locations throughout the province and also hosts collection events in some communities across the province.

Location: Visit recycleMYelectronics.ca to find a list of province-wide drop-off locations and collection events.
Phone: 1-888-503-3201
Web: recycleMYelectronics.ca

Think About It

If your electronic device is still in working order, try selling it online or donating it to a charity.