Info for Reuse Organizations

Computers For Schools

If your business would prefer to have your reusable computer equipment and peripherals refurbished rather than recycled, please contact Computers for Schools Nova Scotia.

Computers for Schools Nova Scotia is the only Nova Scotia-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.

Computers for Schools Nova Scotia distributes over 5,000 refurbished computers and laptops to Nova Scotia schools, charities, registered not-for-profit organizations, libraries, and Aboriginal communities each year. For more information, please visit the Computers for Schools Nova Scotia website http://trp.ednet.ns.ca.

Info for Reuse Organizations

Does your organization want to help people reuse electronics?

Electronics reuse is a vital part of the new end-of-life electronic equipment program in Nova Scotia. Reuse can help extend the useful life of electronics by allowing equipment that is no longer of use to one individual or organization to be used by another. But because electronics may contain substances of concern, reuse organizations must ensure they are protecting the health and safety of their worker and of the environment when dismantling, repairing and refurbishing these electronics.

Handling, Processing and Refurbishing Electronics

Reuse organizations must provide adequate education and controls to ensure the safety of workers, consumers and the environment. They must also ensure security measures are in place to protect all equipment and information contained on the equipment from unintended use. Reuse organizations must also ensure that end-of-life electronic parts and equipment are safely and securely recycled.

Key Questions to Determine if Your Organization is Properly Equipped to Handle Electronics

  • What type of electronics is my organization capable of handling in a safe and environmentally sound manner?

  • Has my organization educated and properly equipped employees to handle substances of concern?

  • Does my organization ensure adequate consumer safety for products that are dismantled, modified or refurbished?

  • Does my organization use an approved recycler(s) for the recycling of end-of-life parts and equipment?

  • Does my organization employ adequate security measures to protect equipment and information?

  • Does my organization ensure that the electronics are not illegally dumped or shipped off-shore?

EPRA Approved Reuser Program
If you are interested in becoming an EPRA approved reuser, EPRA has set up a program to qualify reusers and to ensure that proper procedures are followed and standards are met. For more details on this program please refer to the Electronics Reuse & Refurbishing Program (ERRP) section here: http://www.rqp.ca/