EPRA’s Collection Location at Cut Knife ships first load of electronics for recycling
July 4, 2017 – On June 20th the Town of Cut Knife held an e-recycling day at the Transfer Station just east of town. Despite it being a bit c
ool, there was a number of people who brought in end-of-life electronics for recycling. Additionally, those who did bring in electronics for recycling had the opportunity to enter a contest for a chance to win a pair of Saskatchewan Roughrider tickets for a football game to be held later this year. Judy Williams, the lucky winner of the tickets, was very excited about the opportunity to attend a Roughrider game at the new Mosaic Stadium in Regina.
Since the Cut Knife Transfer Station joined the EPRA program as a drop-off location in October of last year, ten pallets worth of end-of-life electronics have been dropped off for safe and secure recycling and diversion from local landfills. “It is fantastic that the community around Cut Knife is embracing the idea of electronics recycling. EPRA’s goal is to provide convenience and access to residents for responsible e-recycling and the Cut Knife Transfer Stations does just that,” says EPRA’s Program Director, Gayleen Creelman.
The electronics that have been dropped off for recycling are now headed to a processor in Alberta that will safely dismantle and process the material, separating plastics, glass, and metals which will then be re-introduced into the manufacturing supply chain and reducing the need for virgin resource extraction.
Gwenn Kaye, Mayor of Cut Knife commented, “The Town Council is pleased that this investment at the Transfer Station is being used and people in our community are voicing that they are happy to have this service. The partnership with EPRA is helping our residents to do the right thing with their electronics that no longer have any use. ”
The Cut Knife Transfer Station accepts end-of-life electronics on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 AM – 5 PM. For a list of what is accepted visit recycleMYelectronics.ca/sk.
For more information, contact:
Program Director – EPRA Saskatchewan
About EPRA Saskatchewan
EPRA Saskatchewan is responsible for managing the industry-led and government-approved electronic products recycling program for consumers and businesses in the province.
More than 700 manufacturers, retailers and other stakeholders are stewards of the EPRA Saskatchewan Program Plan, which is approved by government in accordance with Saskatchewan’s Waste Electronic Equipment Regulations.
EPRA Saskatchewan annually collects over 465,000 devices in the province for recycling. Since launching in Saskatchewan in 2007, they have recycled more than 27,500 metric tonnes of end-of-life electronics in an environmentally sound and socially responsible manner, diverting them from landfills and illegal export.
To learn more about EPRA Saskatchewan’s many drop-off locations and recycling programs, visit recycleMYelectronics.ca/sk or connect on social media via Facebook.