The Cowichan Valley Regional District has added electronics, including televisions, computers, electronic toys, music equipment, medical monitoring control devices, to the list of materials that can be recycled at Bings Creek and Peerless Road Recycling Centres.
All electronics are recycled in accordance with the Electronic Product Recycling Associations stewardship program.
The program ensures electronics are diverted from landfills and processed in a manner that protects the environment as well as the health and safety of workers.
Through a variety of refining and smelting processes, materials such as plastics, metal and glass are reclaimed for the manufacturing of new products.
The CVRD already offers recycling for outdoor power equipment and small appliances and power tools under its associated stewardship programs.
Meade Creek Recycling Centre will begin collection of electronics after upgrades to the recycling centre have been completed within the next two years.
“Adding a stewardship program to enable more electronics to be accepted for recycling at CVRD facilities is something we have wanted to do for some time,” said CVRD board chairman Jon Lefebure. “Thanks to collaboration with Island Return It, the collection of additional electronics is now possible.”
For a complete list of materials that are accepted at CVRD Recycling Centres visit www.cvrd.bc.ca/recycling