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Electronic Waste Collection Event at Elmdale School – May 9

From: “peterlaughton@rogers.com” <peterlaughton@rogers.com>
Subject: Electronic Waste Collection Event at Elmdale School

Elmdale School in Westboro hosts public electronic waste and used clothing collection event to divert waste from landfills and to support Cerebral Palsy Foundation

Elmdale will host a collection event on May 9th, 9-3p.m. to collect and recycle unwanted electronic waste such as MP3 players, cameras, telephones, TVs, VCR & DVD players and recorders, radios, and more.

As part of our Annual Spring CTE, Plant, and Bake sale, Elmdale will be trying to raise money through the collection of both e-waste, and new this year, used clothing. The OES pays by the ton and so the more we collect the more money we can raise.

The event is being held in cooperation with RecycleYourElectronics.ca — Ontario’s electronic waste diversion program, operated by Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES). OES makes it easier for Ontarians to safely recycle their electronic waste and keep it out of landfill. 44 electronic items are accepted at hundreds of OES-approved collection sites and events across the province.

Sandra Pakosh, OES Marketing and Communications Director for OES has said that “Since beginning operations in 2009, the program has diverted well over 200,000 metric tonnes of electronics from landfill. If stacked in tractor trailer loads parked end-to-end, it would stretch from downtown Toronto to Elliot Lake.”

Electronics contain precious and base metals that can be recovered through recycling programs and reused for new products. There is no better example than the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic medals which contain recycled metal from electronic waste.

Residents who cannot attend the event can visit the website: http://www.recycleyourelectronics.ca/ to find the closest collection site or drop-off depot to recycle their unwanted electronics free of charge.

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