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Return-It for Recycling at the Mackenzie Electronics Drop-off Event


BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 26, 2012) - On Saturday, November 03, 2012, bring your unwanted electronics to the Mackenzie Recreation Centre in Mackenzie for free recycling. This special event is available for residents and businesses to drop-off acceptable unwanted electronics at a convenient site within their community, and be assured they will be recycled responsibly.

Event details follow:

Mackenzie Recreation Centre
400 Skeena Drive
Saturday, November 03, 2012
10:00AM - 3:00PM

This drop-off event is being coordinated by the Fraser-Fort George Regional District and is part of the Province-wide Return-It(TM) Electronics program. A government approved program which diverts electronics from landfills, and keeps them from being shipped to developing nations where they could be processed in an unsafe manner.

"We have collected over 75 million kilograms so far since the program's inception. This event will build on that success and help ensure that returned unwanted electronics are recycled responsibly." Craig Wisehart, Program Director, Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA)

A complete list of acceptable electronics is available at and includes such items as; televisions, desktop printers and fax machines, non-cellular telephones & answering machines, desktop & notebook computers, computer monitors and computer accessories such as mice, keyboards and cables, as well as home, personal & vehicle audio/video equipment. Due to hazardous material regulations, computer monitors or televisions with shattered glass screens cannot be accepted.

The Return-It(TM) Electronics program is designed to manage unwanted electronic products that have exhausted their reuse potential. Before recycling, consumers are encouraged to first consider reuse or donation options.

For a complete list of permanent collection sites, visit

The program is being conducted by Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA), an industry led, not-for-profit stewardship agency and is being delivered by Encorp Pacific (Canada), a federally incorporated not-for-profit product stewardship corporation. Further information is available at

Media Contact:
Craig Wisehart
Program Director, EPRA
(604) 291-1002

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