Come the spring, you will be able to recycle more products in the province.
The government has repealed and replaced the regulations. Ministry of Environment, Environmental Assessment Administrator Brienne Bennett says the recycling program began in 2007. Since then, 25,000 metric tonnes has been brought in for recycling. In 2016 alone, about 380,000 devices were brought in. The ministry spoke with communities and stakeholders last year to see if there was interest in expanding the program. Bennett says there was strong support. As of May 1st, you will be able to return counter-top microwave ovens, desktop and portable scanners, floor-standing printers, external storage devices and modems, game consoles, e-book readers, and GPS systems. Bennett says 2017 is the 30th anniversary for the Electronic Products Recycling Association. She says that demonstrates the committment of a high-performing steward organisation and how they are key to successful recycling initiatives in the province.