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Public Service Announcement

Drop off electronic waste; pick up free compost in Ajax

WHITBY, ON April 14, 2015

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department, invites residents to drop off electronic waste (e-waste) at a special upcoming collection event. At this event, residents can also pick up free compost.

WHEN:

Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

WHERE:

Ajax Operations Centre, 800 Salem Rd. N.

WHY:

E-waste collection: 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 hard drives and SIM cards in order to delete personal information before bringing their electronics for recycling.

Compost giveaway: To provide residents with free compost made using organics collected through the Region’s curbside Green Bin and Leaf and Yard Waste programs. Residents should bring their own shovel and containers to carry the compost. Quantities are first-come, first served and are limited to four blue boxes of compost per vehicle. Green bins, blue boxes and backyard composters will also be available for purchase (cash only), and broken bins can be exchanged for free.

NOTE:

Residents are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item, to be donated to a local food bank. Please remember to check the expiration dates on food items donated. For more information on this and other waste management events, visit www.durham.ca/wasteevents.

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.