Old Electronics Disposal
Residents are reminded that Old, Unwanted, End-Of-Life Electronics are NOT ACCEPTED curbside and will not be collected during Heavy Garbage Collection. Old, unwanted, end-of-life electronics are also NOT accepted for disposal at the Waste Management Facility located on SPAR Road in Sydney. These electronic products can be dropped off FREE OF CHARGE to any EPRA Drop-off Centre located in CBRM.
Electronic Products accepted at EPRA Drop-off Centres include:
Desk top computers including (those acting as servers) and all bundles keyboards, mice, cables and internal components.
Including portable computers such as laptops, netbooks, notebooks and tablets.
Includes both wired and wireless manual input devices such as key boards, mice and trackballs.
Printers designed to reside on a work surface, including laser and LED, ink jet, dot matrix, thermal, dye sublimation and "multifunction" copy, scan, fax and print devices. Stand-alone desktop scanners and fax machines are also included in this category.
Televisions and monitors, including various technologies such as Cathode Ray Tube (CRT), flat panel (LCD, LED and plasma) and rear projection.
Personal or Portable Audio/Video Systems
Includes docking speakers, portable stereos, personal CD players, portable audio recorders, tape/radio players, headphones, digital media (MP3) players, voice recorders and digital and video cameras.
Vehicle Audio/Video Systems (aftermarket)
Includes amplifiers, equalizers, speakers and in-dash audio/video components.
Home Theatre In-A-Box (HTB) Systems
Includes pre-packaged disc player/speaker/amplifier systems for use with video or television display to create a home theatre experience.
Home Audio/Video Systems
Includes VCR’s, DVD and CD players, digital cable and satellite equipment, speakers, amplifiers, receivers, data projectors and similar audio/video systems.
Includes corded and cordless telephones as well as telephone answering machines.
The EPRA Drop-off Centre’s located in CBRM Include:
- Glace Bay Recycling Ltd: 204 Reserve Street, Glace Bay (902)842-0608
- New Waterford Recyclers: 5559 Union Highway, River Ryan (902)862-3090
- Keltic Recycling: 434 Keltic Drive, Sydney River (902)562-4008
- North Sydney Recycling: 66 Memorial Drive, North Sydney (902)241-3004
For a complete list of electronic products eligible for drop-off at a local Drop-off Centre, please visit www.recycleMYelectronics.ca/ns or phone the toll-free helpline 1(877)462-8907.
What is Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPR) Nova Scotia?
EPRA Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit industry-led organization that oversees a government-approved end-of-life electronics recycling program throughout the province. Residents and businesses can drop-off their unwanted electronics free of charge for responsible recycling at an EPRA Nova Scotia Drop-off Centre.
How does EPRA Nova Scotia ensure that electronics are recycled responsibly?
EPRA is committed to recycling end-of-life electronic products collected through their network of Drop-off Centres in a responsible manner that protects the environment as well as worker health and safety.
Do I have to pay to return my end-of-life electronics?
Residents and businesses can drop off their unwanted, end-of-life electronics free of charge for responsible recycling at any EPRA Nova Scotia Drop-off Centre.
Residents who have questions about Heavy Garbage Collection are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902)567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30 am to 4pm Monday to Friday.