As we celebrate Waste Reduction Week in Canada, we continue to discuss waste reduction and environmentally-friendly waste disposal methods. Today is E-Waste Wednesday.
Electronic waste (e-waste) includes unwanted electronic equipment and accessories. In a landfill, e-waste can leak toxic elements harmful to the environment and people. On the other hand, the materials used in electronics, such as steel, glass, copper, aluminum, plastics, and precious metals, can be recovered and made into new products.
On PEI, you can safely recycle electronics and some electrical goods under the Recycle My Electronics program. Please deliver your items for free disposal to any IWMC Waste Watch Drop-Off Center or other drop-off sites listed at www.recyclemyelectronics.ca/pei/where-can-i-recycle.
Since 2011, 6,275 tonnes of e-waste was collected and diverted from PEI’s landfill. Please continue to contribute to this success by delivering your unwanted electronic and electrical items for safe recycling. For a complete list of items recyclable under the Recycle My Electronics program, please visit www.recyclemyelectronics.ca/pei/what-can-i-recycle or use our Interactive Sorting Guide.