Electronic Waste

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Electronic Waste (E-Waste)

Wondering what to do with your retired electronics? Placing these items in your waste bin is irresponsible and potentially harmful to our landfill, the environment and our health.

Many of us have electronics that need to be disposed of. Electronic waste can contain toxic ingredients such as flame retardants, lead, mercury, nickel and cadmium and other heavy metals. When these materials end up in the landfill they have the potential to cause harm to the air we breath, the water we drink and human health. Electronics also contain valuable metals such as gold and silver that can be salvaged to make new materials.

E-waste materials and services

Material Requirements Services Good to know
Includes TVs, computer equipment, cell phones, handheld devices, audio equipment, copy equipment, etc.

Must be separated from regular waste.

When mixed with regular waste, could trigger unsorted waste charges at the Waste Management Facility.

Can be dropped off at Waste Management Facility e-waste shelter (tipping fee applies).

May be included in the YG Designated Materials Regulation (DMR), meaning a recycling fee would be included in the purchase price, similar to the tire program.

Some new style computers in good condition may be accepted by Computers for Schools.

Waste Sorting App

Sorting your waste is easy with our new What Goes Where app. Type the name of an item into the search bar and we will give you recycling, composting, or disposal options.

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