Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Raising Recycling Awareness
recycled over 60,000 electrical items
Released by Hilary
ElectroRecycle Ambassadors are hitting the final stop of the
ElectroRecycle Ambassador tour and will be visiting Cultus Lake Eco
Market on Friday, August 23.
They endeavor to encourage
more British Columbians to recycle their small household appliances
and power tools with games and prizes!
To date, Chilliwack
residents have collected more than 60,515 kg. of electrical
ElectroRecycle Ambassadors at The Eco Market at Cultus Lake
Where: Cultus Lake Main Beach
When: Friday, August 23, 5:00PM-9:00PM
The ElectroRecycle summer
Ambassador program will continue until August 30 and will see six
students travel across B.C. to raise awareness and educate
communities about ElectroRecycle, the not-for-profit province-wide
recycling program for small appliances and other household
"The recycling message clearly resonates with British Columbians,
which was evident from the positive response and province-wide
support our Ambassador program received last year," said Darrell
Clarke, president, Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association, the
organization that manages ElectroRecycle. "We are thrilled to roll
out the program again this year on an expanded scale. We have
increased the number of Ambassadors this summer with the goal to
connect with more communities to ultimately increase the number of
small appliances and power tools being recycled in this province."
ElectroRecycle provides an environmentally friendly alternative for
a variety of electrical products such as toasters, blenders, irons,
sewing machines and electric toothbrushes that would otherwise end
up in our landfills. There are more than 135 drop-off locations
throughout B.C., providing an accessible and convenient recycling
option for British Columbians.
The Chilliwack locations
are; Sardis Bottle Depot at 45635B Lark Road and; Chilliwack Bottle
Depot at 45934 Tretheway Avenue.
ElectroRecycle was launched in October 2011 to meet a recycling
mandate from the provincial Ministry of the Environment. It is the
first recycling program of its kind in Canada, and the only
government-approved recycling program in B.C. for electrical
appliances. To find out more about ElectroRecycle and where to
recycle your small appliances and power tools, visit
Electrical Stewardship Association (CESA) is a non-profit
industry association formed to manage ElectroRecycle the small
appliances and power tool recycling program in British Columbia.
CESA's membership includes a wide array of small appliance
manufacturers and retailers who import and sell small appliances in
British Columbia. CESA has partnered with B.C.-based
Product Care Association to set up and operate ElectroRecycle
throughout the province.
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