The EPRA Impact…
Electronics contain valuable metals that can be harvested to make new products. Recycling keeps potentially harmful substances out of our landfills, and that’s good for the environment.
This is no place for your end-of life electronics.
By responsibly recycling end-of-life electronics through EPRA programs, we are helping to:
How EPRA makes a difference
Through our programs, we keep 100,000 metric tonnes of old electronics out of landfills each year. That’s roughly equivalent to 20,000 elephants.
of old electronics
Over 80% of Canadians polled have at least one end-of-life electronics device sitting at home. We don’t want these old electronics to pile up in landfills or be illegally exported creating environmental issues somewhere else.
Ensuring this doesn’t happen tomorrow starts with how we recycle our electronics today.
Where does it go?
From drop-off and dismantling to processing and recycling, your end-of-life electronics are managed to the highest environmental standards.
Once collected and sorted, items are sent to an EPRA-approved recycling facility to remove substances of concern for proper downstream management. All other materials are separated to recover recyclable elements such as metals, plastics and glass so they can be processed into new products.
View more information on responsible recycling.
Watch the video to the left to see what happens to your end-of-life electronics once they are dropped off at EPRA-authorized drop-off location.
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.
Northwest Territories end-of-life electronics recycling program is operated by The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). Please visit https://www.enr.gov.nt.ca/en/services/electronics-recycling-program for more information on electronics recycling in Northwest Territories.