Committing to our planet’s future means properly recycling our electronics of the past.
Did you know?
The EPRA keeps 100,000 metric tonnes of old electronics out of landfills each year. That`s roughly equivalent to 20,000 elephants.
What is a steward?
All manufacturers, retailers, distributors and other suppliers of regulated electronic products in, or into, any one of the provinces in Canada with provincial extended producer responsibility regulations are required to be active in an approved product stewardship plan. Provinces with electronic products stewardship regulations currently include: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador.
Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) is a not-for-profit organization managing government-approved programs that are established by manufacturers, retailers and other stakeholders to collect and responsibly recycle end-of-life electronics. EPRA is fulfilling this role on behalf of obligated stewards in eight provinces. Businesses selling regulated electronic products in these provinces can meet their compliance obligation by participating in the EPRA Program.
For more information on joining EPRA as a steward, click here to visit our registration page where you can download our Stewards Agreement and Reporting & Remittance Rules or call 1-888-567-4535.
EPRA Provincial Programs
Alberta’s end-of-life electronics recycling program is operated by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA). Please visit http://www.albertarecycling.ca/ for more information on electronics recycling in Alberta.
The government of New Brunswick has passed legislation in October 2015 regarding electronics recycling. EPRA is currently working with Recycle NB to develop an approved electronics stewardship program plan. You can pre-register by signing into the online reporting system and clicking on the Steward Registration menu option, then choosing New Brunswick from the drop down menu.