Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Raising Recycling Awareness

Chilliwack has recycled over 60,000 electrical items

Released by Hilary Strath, Edelman


he 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 products.

What: 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 electrical products.

"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

About CESA
The Canadian 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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