The Rainbow District School Board in Canada has teamed up with Greentec Recycling Solutions in order to offer the local community a chance to drop their old cell phones and other electronic items off so that they can be recycled rather than end up as landfill. Drop-off depots will be organized throughout “Earth Month” in April, starting off in the parking lot of Manitoulin Secondary School from nine o’clock in the morning to three o’clock in the afternoon on the third of April, with other times and locations on offer on the sixteenth.
“Over the last year, Rainbow District School Board has recycled more than ten thousand pounds (four thousand and five hundred kilograms) of electronic equipment as part of its ongoing efforts to promote environmental sustainability,” says the Rainbow District School Board’s director of education, Norm Blaseg. “We are now giving our students, staff, parents, guardians, members of the local community and local businesses an opportunity to join our efforts by recycling their e-waste at these community events.”
In addition to used cell phones, other electronic items that can be dropped off for recycling at the community events include computers, laptops and servers, computer paraphernalia such as mice and keyboards and monitors, televisions, media players, CDs and DVDs and much, much more.
“End of life should not mean end of value,” says Greentec Recycling Solutions’ northern Ontario representative Brett Belcher. “Reusing electronics helps to protect and preserve the planet for generations to come.”