Protecting the Environment through Responsible Recycling Practices
Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) is committed to ensuring that end-of-life electronics (EOLE) collected through its program are recycled in a manner that protects the environment as well as worker health and safety.
EPRA only works with recyclers who have been audited and approved under the national Recycler Qualification Program (RQP), which is designed by the electronics industry to ensure that EOLEs are managed in a safe and environmentally sound manner.
This means that all EPRA recyclers are prohibited from exporting electronics or substances of concern to non-OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) nations, and the use of prison labour for processing equipment is not permitted. In addition, EPRA requires enhanced worker health and safety provisions and downstream accountability.
Consumers and businesses in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador can drop off their end-of-life electronics FREE OF CHARGE for responsible recycling at an EPRA-authorized drop-off location. Find a Drop-off location near you.
For more information on the Electronics Recycling Standard and to view a list of verified recyclers, visit www.rqp.ca.
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.