All residents in British Columbia can recycle their old electronics FREE OF CHARGE through one of the EPRA BC’s authorized drop-off centres.
The EPRA BC Program is designed to manage end-of-life electronic products. If your electronic items are not at the end of their useful life, you are encouraged to donate them to family members, friends or local charities. There are also Reuse Organizations but you should review these carefully before choosing that option.
If you are a business:
If your business would prefer to have their reusable electronics refurbished rather than recycled, we recommend that you contact BC Tech, the organization who delivers the Computers for Schools program in BC. BC Tech is the only BC based refurbisher currently qualified to the comprehensive standards of the Electronics Reuse & Refurbishing Program (ERRP). For more information on the ERRP visit www.rqp.ca.
BC Tech distributes over 7,000 refurbished computers and laptops to BC schools, charities and libraries each year. For more information please visit BC Tech’s website www.ReuseTechBC.ca.
Another option is the BC Electronics Material Exchange which is specifically for reuseable electronic items and allows you to sell, give away or trade your working electronic items. There are over 30 categories, including electronic appliances, gaming systems, computer parts and many more. For more information visit: www.bcemex.ca