Province establishes first year-round e-waste depots

May 14, 2009

Manitobans can now recycle their old computer equipment, VCRs, stereos, microwaves and phones at new, year-round e-waste depots with extended hours of operation throughout the province, Science, Technology, Energy and Mines Minister Jim Rondeau and Conservation Minister Stan Struthers announced today.

For Erickson, Sandy Lake, Onanole and area, it is great to see that one of these depots will be close to us, at Evergreen Environmental Technologies on Hwy #466.   “Year-round depots have been established in Ninette at Southwest Community Options, 210 Queen St.; in Selkirk at Responsible Electronic Recycling, 511 Robinson Ave.; in Minnedosa Neepawa at Evergreen Environmental Technologies on PR 466; in Steinbach at Eastman Recycling, 60 Industrial Rd.; and at the City of Brandon MRF at 3000 Victoria Ave. E.”

“Electronic waste depots will accept the following materials from residential sources only:  TVs, VCRs, stereos, microwaves, phones, computer equipment, laptops, printers, scanners, fax machines and copiers.   All e-waste collected will be sent for proper end-of-life recycling and no materials will be sent to landfills”, the minister said. 

This is great news.  Let’s take advantage of this.  Read more for the full news release.

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