Return-It for recycling Haida Gwaii drop-off events

  • Sep. 14, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Submitted article–This Saturday (September 17), bring your unwanted electronics to the Haida Gwaii drop-off events in Queen Charlotte and Masset for free recycling. These special events are available for residents and businesses to drop-off acceptable unwanted electronics at convenient sites within their community, and be assured they will be recycled responsibly.Event details follow:Village of Queen CharlotteMassetTickers Hauling & StorageDriftech Mechanical Services1205 Cemetery Road, Qu. Charlotte#100 – 1730 Hodges Street, MassetSaturday, September 17Saturday, September 179:00 am – 12:00 pm2:00 pm – 5:00 pmThese special drop-off events are being coordinated by the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District and are part of the Province-wide Return-ItT Electronics program. A government approved program which aims to divert 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 50 million kgs 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,” said Craig Wisehart, Program Director, Electronic Stewardship Association of BC (ESABC)A complete list of acceptable electronics is available at www.return-it.ca/electronics/acceptable and includes such items as televisions, desktop printers and fax machines, non-cellular telephones, answering machines, desktop and notebook computers, monitors and accessories such as mice, keyboards and cables, as well as home, personal and vehicle audio/video equipment. Due to hazardous material regulations, computer monitors or televisions with shattered glass screens cannot be accepted. The Return-ItT Electronics program is designed to manage unwanted electronic products that have exhausted their reuse potential. Before recycling, consumers are encouraged to first consider reuse or donation options. For a complete list of permanent collection sites, visit www.return-it.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 non-profit product stewardship corporation. Further info at www.return-it.ca/electronics.

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