Recycling your household appliances and power tools made easy

Fernie residents have collected more than 5,123 kgs of electrical products.

Krisandra Reid and Stephen Morgan

The ElectroRecycle Ambassadors are arriving in Fernie today, staying until to Monday, August 12 to encourage more people to recycle their small household appliances and power tools.

ElectroRecycle Ambassadors, Krisandra Reid and Stephen Morgan will be at Sunday’s Mountain Market to answer your electronic recycling questions.

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 landfills. The Fernie Bottle Depot at 1291 Ridgemont Avenue is one of 135 drop-off locations in B.C. providing accessible and convenient recycling.

On Monday morning, Reid and Morgan will meet with local government to collaborate and brainstorm new and innovative ways of inspiring residents to recycle products. They will also gain insights into the city’s current recycling behaviours and outlooks, and will learn how ElectroRecycle can better serve Fernie in order to reach its waste reduction goals.To date, Fernie residents have collected more than 5,123 kgs of 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 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 electrorecycle.ca.

 

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