Electronic waste is electronic equipment and electrical of any kind that has been discarded. E-waste is anything that is powered by an electric source like a battery or a power socket. The most common types of e-waste include the following. ICT equipment such as tablet computers, laptops, desktops, mobile phones, keyboards, computer mice, monitors, HDD drives, mobile device and computer batteries among many others. E-waste also includes household appliances such as fridges, washing machines, TVs, microwaves, etc. Others include lamps, leisure and sports equipment, toys and much more. E-waste consists of metals, plastic components and in some cases, heavy metals for instance in circuit boards. E-waste contributes to the depletion of the ozone layer and climate change for example; air conditioners and fridges contain refrigerants that are dangerous to the environment.
Electronics Recycling Montreal and our e waste recycling centers protect both the environment and the population as a whole. Improper disposal of e-waste leads to environmental degradation and may significantly harm human health. The best way to handle e-waste is by proper recycling. Our ewaste recycling centers contain all the components and equipment for dismantling, shredding, processing and extracting those materials that can be turned into brand new products.
We advise all those who can access our electronic waste recycling centers to drop off their electronic items free of charge. We can also pick up your electronic waste if you have ten items or more!