5 Years at CK Transfer Station, EPRA Sask

Congratulations to the Town of Cut Knife!!!!!!!!

EPRA Facebook

From the Electronics Products Recycling Association (EPRA) Facebook page:

For the past five years, residents of Cut Knife and area have been dropping off their electronics for recycling at the FIRST municipally-managed Recycle My Electronics location in Saskatchewan. In that time over 8.5 metric tonnes have been recycled – that is approximately 1.83 kilograms per resident of the town and RM!

Here are a few other facts about what happens to these electronics once they are picked up from the transfer station:

  • They are shipped to processors in Canada where they are broken down.
  • Electronics are full of resources, including plastic, glass, gold, silver, copper, and a number of other metals, all of which can be recovered and reused without losing their properties.
  • Recycling electronics ensures resources are recovered, recycled, and integrated back into the manufacturing supply chain.
  • As a result we conserve natural resources and reduce our overall carbon footprint.
  • Safety and security of the data and workers at processors are ensured by only using recyclers that have been verified under the national Electronics Recycling Standard (ERS).

The Electronics Products Recycling Association (EPRA) works with over 100 locations in Saskatchewan, like the Cut Knife Transfer Station, to divert e-waste from landfills and prevent it from being illegally exported or handled by irresponsible recyclers, decreasing environmental issues for the planet.

Cut Knife Transfer Station with “Recycle My Electronics” program

During the past couple of years, EPRA’s tag line has been “What’s Inside Counts.” This includes not just our electronics, but our homes, our families, and our bodies. We are proud of how the community of Cut Knife and the surrounding area has done through embracing the recycling of end-of-life electronics.

Author: Town of Cut Knife

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