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Public Service Announcement

Durham Region to host e-waste collection event in Oshawa

WHITBY, ON September 16, 2014

The Regional Municipality of Durham, in partnership with Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP), invites residents to drop off their end-of-life or unwanted electronics (e-waste) for free recycling at an upcoming collection event. Items collected will be sent to an approved processor and valuable commodities such as steel, aluminium, copper, glass and plastic will be melted or processed as raw materials for future production.

WHEN:

Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine

WHERE:

Lakeview Park parking lot, Kluane Avenue, Oshawa

WHY:

To provide Durham residents with a convenient, free collection service to properly recycle their electronics, while keeping toxic materials out of landfill. Acceptable items include, but are not limited to: cellular phones, audio and video players, VCRs and DVD players, stereos and receivers, computer peripherals, printing devices, televisions, personal digital assistants and pagers, cameras and radios, telephones, desktop computers, monitors, camcorders and portable computers. Residents are reminded to erase personal data from their hard drives and SIM cards in order to delete sensitive or personal information before bringing their computers, cellphones and other electronics for recycling.

NOTE:

Residents are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to a local food bank. Residents can also drop off e-waste items at any of Durham Region’s Waste Management Facilities year-round during regular hours of operation; loads containing only e-waste will be accepted free of charge. The Region also provides curbside e-waste collection for residents living in Ajax, Brock, Clarington, Pickering, Scugog and Uxbridge. Call 1-800-667-5671 to schedule an appointment.

For more information about Durham Region’s waste management programs, visit www.durham.ca/waste.

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.