United Way Oakville would like to thank the hundreds of residents who came out to drop off their unwanted electronics for recycling on Saturday, September 22nd. By the end of the day, two 20 foot mobile storage containers were stuffed full of televisions, stereos, computer equipment, cell phones and other electronic products. The electronics will be diverted from landfill and disposed of responsibly at no cost to residents. Greentec E-Waste Collection is making a donation to United Way for every item collected, as well as planting a tree for every 24 items collected.
“We are very proud of this event,” said Brad Park, United Way Oakville CEO. “Not only can we help our 33 funded agencies, but we can help protect the environment and further our community’s green initiatives by diverting harmful and hazardous waste from entering landfills.”
E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream worldwide. Each year, more than 300 million empty printer cartridges are generated in North America alone.
United Way would like to thank its partners, Greentec E-Waste Collection, Metro and Boston Pizza, for making this event possible.