More Recycling Options in the Peace

Starting July 1st, almost all electronics will now be recyclable in British Columbia! The Electronics Products Recycling Association has expanded to include more options for recycling. IT and Telecom equipment, electronic musical instruments, video game systems and accessories, and medical monitoring equipment can now be returned to any return-it depot.

In addition to electronics, the small appliance recycling program has expanded.  Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association (CESA) has now expanded to include power tools, exercise equipment, sewing machines, and craft and hobby tools.  From saws to sergers, they can now be recycled.

The LightRecycle program is also expanding; lights, ballasts, and light fixtures from the residential sector can now be recycled.  As of October 1st, that will expand to the industrial, or commercial sources.

There are 3 locations in the Peace region to take all of these items.  Fort St. John has the Eco-Depot, Dawson Creek has DC Recycling, and Chetwynd has Chetwynd Lions Recycling.  All of these facilities would be more than happy to help you with your recycling needs.

For more information about these new programs, check out these websites:
http://www.cesarecycling.ca
http://www.productcare.org/lights
http://www.return-it.ca/electronics/products
http://rcbc.bc.ca/recyclepedia