Question: How should I dispose/recycle computers and other electronic waste?|
Author: Joseph Tam
Date: May 21, 2013
Please don't heave it into the garbage bins as computer hardware contain
toxic materials that could leach its way into the environment.
If you can't turn it into a paperweight/artwork, nor give it away to a
needy, starving student, may I suggest letting UBC Waste Management recycle
it. They will accept personal E-waste (PCs, monitors, cell phones, electronics,
etc.) from the UBC community (faculty, staff, student) at periodic intervals.
See their web page for more information:
UBC Waste Management E-waste site
As of Aug. 1, 2007, the province now charges a waste management fee,
levied at the time of purchase so that equipment can be disposed of or
recycled, free of charge. See
Encorp Pacific (Canada) Site
Additionally, if the equipment is usable, this non-profit firm tries to
refurbish it for community use or charities, otherwise they will recycle it.
Electronic Recycling Association - Vancouver depot locations