E-roundup

From June 6 - 24, 2017, you are invited to participate in the City's e-roundup event where residents and businesses alike can dispose of unwanted electronics at the Eco Centre for free. As a municipal e-waste collection site, all e-waste collected at the Eco Centre is part of Alberta's Electronics Recycling Program.

Under this program, all hard drives, electronic devices and sensitive information will be destroyed through an e-shredding process. Once this shredding is complete, each unit will be carefully separated into piles of metal, plastic and glass, and recycled to make new products.

Why should I recycle e-waste?

It is important to dispose of e-waste properly because of the hazardous materials used to manufacture them. Even the most common electronics are made of substances like lead, mercury, cadmium and barium. When e-waste is disposed of improperly, these toxic substances can be extremely harmful to our health and the environment.

What if I cannot bring my items to the Eco Centre during the e-roundup event?

The Eco Centre accepts electronics on a regular basis. You can bring your items to the Eco Centre at any point during their regular hours of operation, free of charge.

Electronic products that will be accepted:

  • Televisions and monitors
  • Computer equipment, including
    • CPUs and servers
    • Mouse, keyboard, cables and speakers
    • Laptop, tablet and notebook computers
    • Printers, photocopiers and scanners
    • Fax machines (standalone or combination units up to 1,000 kg)
  • Batteries
  • Camcorders
  • DVD players, VCRs
  • Microwaves
  • Projectors
  • Toner
  • Telephones, including cell phones
  • Answering machines