Electronics Recycling Program
Old televisions, computers, printers, fax machines, telephones, VCRs, microwave ovens, stereos and computer components, such as keyboards and speakers, are collected at the West Grande Prairie Regional Landfill and Clairmont Centre for Recycling and Waste Management. These items are recycled and turned into new products.
In 2010, from these two landfills alone, more than 290 metric tons of e-waste was diverted from the solid waste stream.
The County, in partnership with the West Grande Prairie Solid Waste Authorities, is part of the Alberta Recycling Management Association (ARMA) that is working to create a province-wide electronics recycling (e-waste) program. Alberta was the first province in Canada to have an Electronics Recycling Program. Since then, more than 75 collection sites have been established to keep electronics out of the province's landfills.
E-waste roundups throughout the province are also used to collect electronic waste for recycling.
County residents can recycle electronic equipment, free-of-charge, at the Clairmont Centre for Recycling and Waste Management and Regional Landfill. All other users pay a minimum $10 fee. Commercial rates apply for businesses.
For more information on Alberta's electronics recycling program, visit www.albertarecycling.ca or call the Clairmont Centre for Recycling and Waste Management at 780-567-4194.