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What’s Inside Counts: How to responsibly clean out old business electronics

What’s Inside Counts: How to responsibly clean out old business electronics

What’s Inside Counts: How to responsibly clean out old business electronics

By: Michelle Marley, Program Director, EPRA/Recycle My Electronics
When it comes to a big office changes, like moves, upgrades, or clean outs – what’s inside your business, and the tech you have been using to support it, really count. Here are EPRA’s top tips to keep in mind when planning your next big office cleanup or move.
Safety and security count: Responsible recycling ensures the data stored on hardware like computers, phones, and monitors is destroyed safely and securely. All organizations have important information stored on their devices, and the security of your proprietary data is taken seriously at EPRA. When you drop off electronics to an EPRA/ Recycle My Electronics drop-off point, devices are quickly processed, shredded, and recycled into small particles so that they can be put back into the manufacturing supply chain, safely.

Recoverable resources count: Many of the resources inside our electronics, including gold, copper, and platinum can be recovered, recycled, and put back into the manufacturing supply chain. Many recoverable materials can reused continuously without losing their properties. By recycling electronics, resources are recovered, recycled, and reused responsibly. Recycling also diverts e-waste from illegal export and Canadian landfills.
Reuse counts: As businesses upgrade their tech, sometimes their old tech still has some life left. When tech is not at its end-of-life, and data security is not an issue, EPRA NL supports Computers for Schools Plus (CFS+) – a national program that provides computers to schools in need. CFS+ refurbishes and provides used computers and other electronic devices to schools and other community not-for-profit programs, helping to extend the life of electronic equipment, reduce the environmental impact, and offer practical work internships to young Canadians to help them develop advanced digital skills for the job market.

Accessibility counts: EPRA/Recycle My Electronics maintains a strong commitment to access and convenience. We have a vast network of 56 collection locations across Newfoundland and Labrador, including of return-to-retail locations and authorized drop-off points. In fact, 97% of the province’s population lives within 45 minutes of an EPRA/Recycle My Electronics drop-off centre.
To learn more about what and where to recycle, right here in Newfoundland and Labrador, visit


About EPRA: As an award-winning, industry-led, not-for-profit organization, EPRA has been setting the standard for safe, secure electronics recycling in Canada for more than a decade. Through its network of qualified processors, transporters, and drop-off locations, the EPRA Newfoundland and Labrador program provides secure, accessible, recycling for residents and businesses alike, diverting electronics from landfills and preventing illegal export.

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