Round up your e-waste and donate it

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Electronic Waste Manitoba is set to run a spring electronic waste collection on May 1 at Maples Community Centre, in partnership with the community centre, the Filipino Music & Arts Association of Canada and the Electronic Recycling Association.

The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sat., May 1 in the parking lot at 434 Adsum Dr.

The program is the brainchild of former Seven Oaks School Division student Aira Villanuvea, now a student of University of Winnipeg. The e-waste initiative is in support of her scholarship sponsored by the ERA.

Supplied photo by Ryan Kum Derek Dabee, president of Maples Community Centre and Aira Villanueva, who will host an e-waste collection event on May 1, show off examples of items that can be donated.

Some of the items accepted in the long list include: laptops/computers (Mac and PC), monitors, keyboards, docking stations, wires and cables, mobile phones, tablets, iPods & MP3/MP4 players, corded phones, answering machines, cameras and USBs, printers, fax machines, copiers, scanners, gaming accessories, stereo equipment, headphones and ear buds, charging cords, CDs, DVDs, VCR players, vinyl disc players and security cameras.

Items can be in working or non-working condition. All the working condition items with re-use potential will be refurbished by the ERA and donated to families and charities in need. Other items will be recycled in a responsible, secure and environmentally friendly manner.

You will be contributing to the national efforts to divert e-waste from Canadian landfills.

So, start stashing your e-recyclables, reusables and e-waste.

For more info, contact Aira Villanueva at 204-930-9770.

For year-round drop-offs of e-waste, glass, reusable timber, lumber, wood, rubble and large appliances, north Winnipeg residents can check out the state-of-the-art 4R city-owned facility at 1120 Pacific Ave.

Derek Dabee is a member of the board of trustees of Seven Oaks School Division and a community correspondent for The Maples. You can contact him at ddabee@mymts.net

Derek Dabee

Derek Dabee
The Maples community correspondent

Derek Dabee is a community correspondent for The Maples.

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