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.

 

Just Posted

Stranded hikers rescued from Mt. Hosmer

On Monday, Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR) responded to two hikers stranded… Continue reading

Teck’s water treatment facility on track for 2020 completion

Teck is on schedule for late 2020 for the completion of their… Continue reading

Barry Marchi’s spirits high as treatment in Seattle continues

Barry Marchi’s spirits are high as he continues treatment in the United… Continue reading

PHOTOS: 2019 Wapiti Music Festival

With eyes to the stage and hands to the sky the crowd… Continue reading

New art gallery opens downtown Fernie

Two local artists, Tara Higgins and Kerri Holmes have joined forces to open H2 Studio Gallery

Disney Plus to launch in Canada in November

Analysts say latest streaming service may escalate cord cutting

River rescue near Fernie prompts log jam warning

The City of Fernie announced at the beginning of August a dangerous… Continue reading

Black Pistol Fire ignites Wapiti festival crowd

Off stage, Kevin McKeown is a calm, collected individual. On stage, he… Continue reading

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Okanagan bus driver assaulted for asking patron not to smoke

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

B.C. sets rules for ride hailing, same minimum fee as taxis

Larger operating areas seen as threat by cab companies

Two hiking families team up to extinguish fire in B.C. backcountry

Children and their parents worked for three hours to ensure safety of the popular hiking region

Vancouver man arrested after pregnant woman’s SUV stolen, then crashed

Police are recommending charges against a 22-year-old Vancouver man

Most Read