April 2008

New electronics recycling facility opened in Canada

One of Canada’s largest electric and electronic waste recycling facilities is now open for business in Edmonton.

The new facility is expected to process 30,000 tons per year of old computers, televisions, and a wide range of electronic and electrical waste materials. Its processes and equipment are considered cutting edge in e-waste recycling in western Canada.

Located at the City of Edmonton’s Waste Management Centre, the new e-waste facility is owned and operated by Global Electric and Electronic Processing (GEEP) Alberta. It is a registered processor under Alberta’s electronics recycling program. Edmonton’s two Eco Stations are registered collection sites for the provincial program.

Eco Stations accept all types of electronic and electrical household items, including toasters, power tools, vacuums, computers, monitors and almost anything with a cord or battery, for processing at the GEEP facility. There is no charge for bringing this material to Eco Stations.