Mississauga E-Waste Recycling Facility Opens for Business

Mississauga E-Waste Recycling Facility Opens for Business

Ontario, Canada: Newsroom

News Release

February 9, 2011 10:00 AM

McGuinty Government Protecting Environment And Strengthening Clean Economy

Keeping used electronics out of landfills is creating new jobs in the clean economy.

Sims Recycling Solutions opened its new Mississauga e-waste recycling facility today. It will create up to 200 jobs and process 100,000 metric tonnes of waste electronics and electrical equipment annually. That is equivalent to 14,700 full garbage trucks.

The new Sims facility uses the latest technology to capture raw materials from electronics, such as old televisions and computer monitors, for future use. At the same time, they divert hazardous materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.

Ontario’s waste diversion programs support the Open Ontario plan to build a clean economy that creates job opportunities and protects the environment.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario’s e-waste program covers 44 types of electronic products.
  • There are more than 500 collection sites for unwanted electronics across Ontario.
  • Ontarians have recycled more than 33,000 tonnes of electronics since April 2009.
  • Ontario households and businesses generate about 85,000 tonnes of old or obsolete computers, televisions, copiers, phones, and stereos each year.


LEARN MORE

Contact Info:

for the general public
416-325-4000
1-800-565-4923

Grahame Rivers
Minister’s Office
416-314-6736
Grahame.Rivers@nullontario.ca

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One Response to “Update: Mississauga E-Waste Recycling Facility Opens for Business of Clean Economy”

  1. Storwell Self Storage says:

    We will be holding an Electronic Waste Collection Event on May 14th to the 21st, 2011 at:
    Storwell Self Storage
    2525 Royal Windsor Drive
    Mississauga, L5J 1K9,
    Ontario, Canada,
    Phone (905) 823 5555
    Monday-Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm
    Web http://www.storwell.com/e-waste
    This is a free community service event for more detail about items being collected please see website.

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