Drop Off Electronics Devices For Free!
Unwanted electronics shouldn’t end up in landfills. Most of the parts – steel, glass, copper, aluminium, plastics and precious metals – can be recovered and made into new products. Also, lots of electronic equipment like computers, printers, and televisions can be reused, further cutting down on waste.
The goal of the EWSWA and the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) program is to keep more of these electronics from ending up in landfills and to encourage more responsible reuse and safe recycling opportunities.
The EWSWA has a drop off area for electronics at all our Public Drop Off facilities (Windsor, Essex and Kingsville). Windsor / Essex County residents can drop off the following electronic devices free of charge:
- Audio and video players and recorders (DVD and VCR players)
- Cell phones
- Computers and peripherals
- Fax machines
- Pagers and PDAs
- Telephones and answering machines
- Video projectors
Be sure to clear your computers, cell phones and electronics of all confidential or personal information.
Exercise care when handling and transporting bulky or heavy monitors and televisions. In particular, cathode ray tubes, found in older televisions and monitors can shatter under pressure. Sturdy work gloves are a good idea when carrying or moving heavier electronics.
Don’t take your computer or its components apart or expose it to heat or flames. This can be dangerous to you and the environment.