YAK Youth Services and Garbage Gopher are hosting another E-Waste Round up on May 29th and 30th, 2015 to collect and recycle unwanted electronic waste such as MP3 players, cameras, telephones, TVs, VCR & DVD players and recorders, radios, computers and more.
The event is being held in cooperation with RecycleYourElectronics.ca — Ontario’s electronic waste diversion program, operated by Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES). OES makes it easier for Ontarians to safely recycle their electronic waste and keep it out of landfill. There are 44 electronic items are accepted at hundreds of OES-approved collection sites across the province, including sites in Perth.
The community is invited to drop off their unwanted electronics at YAK (The old Perth Shoe Factory at 1 Sherbrooke Street East in Perth) between the hours of 8am and 2pm on the 29th & 30th of May.
Residents who cannot attend the event can call YAK at 613-264-8381 to arrange for our volunteers to pick up the unwanted electronics free of charge on May 29th and 30th.
Proceeds from this year’s E-Waste Round up will support programming and operations at YAK. YAK and several other community agencies such as Jr. Civitan and Community Support Services will also be hosting garage sales and BBQs at the building both days so we invite you to stop by to pick up a great deal and support some great causes.
“Ontarians have embraced the RecycleYourElectronics.ca program and continue to take action by visiting approved drop-off sites or depots in their communities, said Sandra Pakosh, OES Marketing and Communications Director. “Since beginning operations in 2009, the program has diverted well over 200,000 metric tonnes of electronics from landfill. If stacked in tractor trailer loads parked end-to-end, it would stretch from downtown Toronto to Elliot Lake.”
About YAK Youth Services
YAK Youth Services has been providing programs for youth in our community for 19 years. YAK is well known for the Skills Link Employment Readiness program and is a popular venue for youth to access safe, fun and free after school and summer programming. Fundraisers such as E-waste collection help the youth centre to pay utilities and rent and ensures that all youth in our community have access to positive, prosocial activities that keep them healthy, active and engaged in the community.