Computers and Electronics
On April 1, 2009, Ontario began collecting a 'reuse & recycling' fee for selected electronics, the proceeds to be used to pay for collection, sorting, repair, reuse and recycling of electronic stuff. A full list of qualifying electronic equipment can be found at the following web site:
eWaste Drop Off
As of June 14, 2010, Brockville's Electronic Waste Recycling depot is operating at 130 North Augusta Road, opposite Broadview Avenue. The entrance is via the north end parking lot.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday - 8:30 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays
Items Accepted Free of Charge
. Desktop computers
. Portable computers
. Computer peripherals
. Printing devices
. Fax machines
. Copiers, scanners, typewriters
. Telephones (physical and accessories)
. Cell phones
. PDAs and pagers
. Audio and video players
. Equalizers, (pre)amplifiers
. VCRs, video players/projector
. Inkjet cartridges: please see below
Electronics that are heavily damaged or components that are in pieces cannot be accepted. Only items listed above will be accepted.
For more info call 613-246-1099
On Friday, February 15, 2013, the students of Westminster Public School in Brockville began a pilot program to raise money by collecting used ink cartridges from their families, neighbours and local small businesses. By shipping them to TerraCycle, a waste product upcycling company, each ink cartridge will generate $0.25 for the Upper Canada District School Board Champions For Kids Foundation. Established in 2008 by the Upper Canada District School Board, the charity helps students from disadvantaged families enjoy sports and the arts, and covers the costs of expenses associated with seeking medical care.
An additional benefit of collecting used inkjet cartridges is that it diverts them from local landfills. Chris Wood, Solid Waste Officer for the City of Brockville, noted that the city’s curbside recycling program does not collect inkjet cartridges. He endorsed Westminster’s pilot program, stating, “this reuse option is much better than disposal”.
Currently, used inkjet cartridges can be dropped-off at Westminster Public School, the Brockville Public Library and to participating students who attend Westminster Public School. Additional future drop-off locations are expected in and around Brockville and if the pilot program is successful, other schools in the Upper Canada District School Board may adopt the inkjet cartridge fundraising program. [ NOTE: Toner cartridges are not being accepted at this time. ]
For more information about the Champions for Kids Foundation, please visit the school board website at www.ucdsb.on.ca. For more information about additional ink cartridge drop-off locations, please visit Westminster Public School’s Facebook page.