We are the Electronic Products Recycling Association – an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that operates regulated recycling programs across Canada. We ensure that end-of-life electronics are handled in a safe, secure and environmentally-sound manner.
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.
End-of-life electronics are dropped off at EPRA authorized collection sites, including drop-off centres, return-to-retail locations and at special collection events, in well over 2,000 locations across the country.
The products are then sent to audited and approved specialized recyclers for processing. New technology is used to break down old technology and harvest the raw materials that went into them including glass, plastics, and precious metals like gold and copper. Substances of concern like mercury and lead, are also handled responsibly to protect both the environment, and the health and safety of the workers handling them. The recovered materials are then put back into the manufacturing supply chain and used to make new products.
When you bring your old, unusable electronics to EPRA-authorized locations, you’re helping to:
- Keep old electronics out of landfills
- Prevent them from being illegally exported or handled by irresponsible recyclers
- And, you’re helping to recover and recycle valuable resources that can be put back into the manufacturing supply chain
It’s impossible to imagine a world today without electronics. Together, we can make sure it’s also impossible to imagine a world where piles of old electronics are sitting in landfills or harming our environment.
Using and enjoying electronics today, also means responsibly recycling them for a cleaner tomorrow.
To be recognized in Canada as the leading operator of environmentally responsible, regulated, cost-effective programs for end-of-life electronic products.
As an industry-led, not-for-profit organization, we enable businesses and consumers to manage their electronics responsibly, and obligated stewards to achieve regulatory compliance.
To provide a national electronics end-of-life program for Canada which recognizes the uniqueness of each Provincial Regulation and appropriate stakeholders.
Meet our National Team
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance and Operations
Executive Director, Marketing and Communications
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.