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 the Wild Cove and Bay St. George transfer stations. Old desktop computers, printers, cell phones and other unwanted electronics can be dropped off, free of charge at both 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)
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
Floor standing or rack-mounted servers
Routers and modems
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
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
Trans-Canada Highway, just southeast of the Steel Mountain Road to St. Georges.
Phone: (709) 214-1255
Hours of operation: Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wild Cove Waste Disposal Site
Address: North Shore Highway (Route 440), approximately 1 kilometer north of the Mount Patricia Cemetery.
Phone: (709) 632-1390
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.