Electronic Waste

Electronic Waste

Electronic Waste (e-Waste) Drop-off Service

 Did you recently replace a computer, phone or TV? WRWM has an electronics waste recycling service available at all transfer stations. Old desktop computers, printers, cell phones and other unwanted electronics can be dropped off, free of charge at the transfer stations during normal operating hours.

People are reminded to remove all personal information from their computers, cell phones and electronics prior to drop-off. The e-Waste service is offered in cooperation with the Electronics Products Recycling Association (EPRA), a not-for-profit organization that operates regulated recycling programs across Canada.

Acceptable Materials for Electronics Recycling

Desktop computers (and their components)

Computer peripherals

Portable personal computers

Printers, fax machines and Scanners

Display devices (televisions, monitors, etc)

Personal or portable audio and Video Playback/Recording Systems

Vehicle Audio and Video Systems (after market)

Home Threatre Systems

Home Audio and Video Playback / Recording Systems (vcr, dvd, cd players, etc)

Telephones, Answering Machines and Cell Phones

 

Unacceptable Materials for Electronics Recycling

Calculators

Cash registers

Typewriters

Paper shredders

Floor standing or rack-mounted servers

Routers and modems

Tabletop photocopiers

Medical, automotive and industrial diagnostic imaging equipment

Video game consoles and handheld controllers

Handheld video game units

Fridges with built-in TVs

Microwave ovens, large and small appliances

Satellite dishes

CDs, Blu-ray discs, VHS, beta and cassette tapes, flash drives, floppy discs, storage cases and storage racks

 

Where to drop off your electronics:

Bay St. George Waste Disposal Site

Address: Trans-Canada Highway, just southeast of the Steel Mountain Road to St. Georges.

Phone: (709) 214-1255

Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

 

Burgeo Waste Disposal Site

Address: Off Route 480.

Hours of operation:

Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Saturday, 10:00 am. to 1:45 p.m.

 

Long Range Waste Disposal Site

Address: Off Pond Road.

Hours of operation:

Tuesday to Friday,  8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 am. to 12:45 p.m.

 

Southwest Coast Waste Disposal Site

Address: Off Highway 1 (TCH).

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

 

White Bay South Waste Disposal Site

Address: Off Route 420.

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

 

Wild Cove Waste Disposal Site

Address: North Shore Highway (Route 440), approximately 1 kilometer north of the Mount Patricia Cemetery.

Phone: (709) 632-8650

Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

 

 

 

Why should your electronics be recycled?

Electronics often contain valuable materials, like gold and copper, as well as harmful materials, including lead, mercury and cadmium. Recycling electronic waste keeps these toxins from polluting the air, soil and water. Materials such as steel, aluminum, copper, glass and plastic are used to create new products.