|Store Type |||Computers/Electronics, Other Services|
|Cross Street |||34 Avenue SE and Ogden Road SE|
Profile Last Updated: February 14, 2008
Working with the public and private sector to help companies and individuals deal with unwanted electronic items, the Electronic Recycling Association will pick up old computers and other devices and put them in the hands of those who need them most. The non-profit organization donates computers to schools, charities, libraries, elder homes and more to help people of all ages remain connected.
Electronic Recycling Association is an environmentally friendly and socially conscious route for computers and other items that are no longer needed. The association offers collection and drop-off locations, including recycling bins, and guarantee that all data will be removed from the equipment up to the U.S. Department of Defense standards. No harmful components are sent to landfills or overseas for dumping, and ongoing research and development has helped to discover new methods of reclaiming useful materials from e-waste. There is also an ongoing program in place to train and develop people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds through work placement schemes in conjunction with re-employment organizations, helping youth overcome issues of social exclusion.
Resale of older computer and electronic equipment is the business side of the Electronic Recycling Association, who boast an extensive network of contacts for this very purpose. Libraries, community access centres, daycares and other organizations are also kept on file should a potential donation become available. Donors can be matched with recipients with help from the association’s website.