The Regional Municipality of Durham


Public Service Announcement

Drop of electronic waste in Pickering and Scugog on Oct. 22

WHITBY, ON October 19, 2016

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department, invites residents to drop off Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), free of charge, at special upcoming collection events in Pickering and Scugog.

WHEN:

Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine

WHERE:

Pickering: Pickering Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Rd. Pickering

Scugog: Municipal boat launch, 2 Old Rail Lane, Port Perry.

WHY:

To provide Durham residents with a convenient, free collection service to properly recycle their electronics, while keeping toxic materials, such as lead and mercury, out of the environment. Examples of electronic waste include: cellular phones, audio and video players, VCRs, DVD and Blu-Ray 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 should erase personal information from hard drives and SIM cards before bringing their obsolete, broken and end of life electronics for safe and secure recycling.

NOTE:

Residents are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item, to be donated to a local food bank (please check expiration dates).

For more information, including tips for preparing to attend a collection event, visit www.durham.ca/wasteevents. To learn more about waste management in Durham, download the Durham Region Waste app.

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.