Our Impact

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:

Reduce the amount of electronics that end up in landfills and prevent them from being illegally exported.

Help protect the health and safety of the workers processing the electronics.

Conserve natural resources by recovering raw materials that can be used to make new products.

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.

100,000 tonnes
of old electronics
20,000
elephants
80%

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.

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Northwest Territories end-of-life electronics recycling program is operated by The Government of the Northwest Territories.  Please visit www.enr.gov.nt.ca/programs/electronics-recycling-program for more information on electronics recycling in Northwest Territories.

End-of-life electronic products stewardship programs are not regulated in Nunavut. Select another province or close the window.

Yukon’s end-of-life electronics recycling program is operated by Environment Yukon.  Please visit www.recycleyukonelectronics.ca for more information on electronics recycling in Yukon.

Alberta’s end-of-life electronics recycling program is operated by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA).  Please visit www.albertarecycling.ca for more information on electronics recycling in Alberta.