Ready to do some shredding?Thursday, June 05, 2014 by: SooToday.com Staff
Crime Stoppers and its partner Green For Life, a paper and document shredding company are inviting residents to safely and securely dispose of household documents in a mobile paper shredder at our community event on June 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Canadian Tire.
The event will be held in the south east parking lot on the McNabb side of Canadian Tire (across from Shoppers Home Health).
Crime Stoppers and Green For Life are also accepting unwanted electronics which will be recycled through the Ontario Electronics Stewardship (OES) program which is a not-for-profit organizations that oversees the responsible reuse and recycling of end-of-life electronics.
OES collects electronics in an environmentally friendly, responsible and cost-effective way.
We will accepted the following electronics:
Computer monitors, televisions, video recorders, video players/projectors, turntable, tuners, speakers, receivers and tuners, radios, equalizers/(pre)amplifiers, desktop and laptop/portable computers, personal hand held computers, cameras, audio and video players (e.g. VCR, DVD players), PDAs and pagers, cellular phones, telephones (physical and accessories), printing devices including copiers scanners and typewriters, and lastly computer peripherals including modems.
All services offered by Green For Life at Canadian Tire on June 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. are by donation to Crime Stoppers of Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District.
The suggested donation is $5 a bag, $10 a bankers box, and $15 for a larger box.
All of the proceeds stay local and support the mandate of the program.
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Number One Son 6/5/2014 1:43:31 PM Report
We already pay a disposal fee when we buy electronic items. These items have already been paid for to dispose of, ... why should we pay again?
Stevie-E 6/5/2014 3:46:14 PM Report
Number One Son 6/5/2014 1:43:31 PM
First off, this is a charity event.
Second, the fee we pay is for the back end labour and maintenance of a disposal program that ensures that any electronic devices do not end up in a Chinese landfill.
LAWL 6/5/2014 3:46:42 PM Report
They make goof money from the scrap electronics. there is a ton of gold, platinum, palladium, silver and tantalum. E-waste is very profitable. they make it sound like they are giving you a great expensive service. They are not, they are making good money from this event.
Stugatzu 6/5/2014 5:43:08 PM Report
Rather than bring your electronics to GFL to "donate" them.... why not just bring them to Triple M Metals, who will BUY them from you -- and pay you for your unwanted electronics.
At that point, you can then donate your profits to whoever YOU want. OES does exactly what was described previously by a commenter -- the rare metals are recovered and sold at a tidy profit.
The end customer gets to pay a recycling/environmental fee when they purchase electronics, its only fair the end customer should get some of that money back when they dispose of unwanted and obsolete electronics.