Did you know?
- We generate around 40 million tons of electronic waste every year, worldwide. That’s like throwing 800 laptops every second.
- E-waste contains hundreds of substances, many of which are toxic. This includes mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium, selenium, chromium, and flame retardants.
- Most e-waste components can be re-used and recycled for materials recovery, thereby reducing the need to mine and extract precious metals from our earth.
So do you have old and unused electronics lying around? By bringing your electronic waste to our convenient drop-off locations around campuses during Humber Earth Week, you will be helping to ensure toxic chemicals in your electronics are kept out of the landfill.
E-Waste collection bins will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:
North Campus Locations:
- ITS Support Centre (NX 210), Library 4th floor of LRC
- An e-waste drop-off zone will also be available at the HRT Green Market happening Tuesday, March 28 in the E Concourse between 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Lakeshore Campus Locations:
- ITS Support Centre (A212)
- Library Helpdesk (L Building)
Things to keep in mind when recycling e-waste:
- Wipe your data from laptops, cellphones and cameras
- Remove batteries from your electronics and recycle them here:
- North Campus: Just outside the IGNITE office in KX 202
- Lakeshore Campus: L Building, second floor cafeteria next to elevator door
Accepted electronics for e-waste recycling:
- Desktop, laptop and hand-held computers
- Keyboards, cables, computer mouse
- Monitors, printers, scanners, modems
- Disk and optical drives
- Copiers, typewriters
- VCRs, DVD players, video projectors, video recorders
- Telephones/cell phones, fax and answering machines
- Radios, stereos, receivers, speakers, tuners, turntables