eCycle Solutions is a proud partner of many electronic and electrical stewardship programs across Canada. Every province has created legislation and regulations surrounding the recycling of electronic waste. These stewardship programs are designed to implement recycling programs for electronic devices that adhere to the highest environmental standards.
The goal is to create a sustainable, efficient system that encourages the refurbishment and recycling of electronic devices. Not only will this reduce the number of electronic devices that end up in landfills, but it helps promote environmentally conscious practices when engineering, constructing, and disposing of electronic devices.
Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA)
Established in 1992, the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) is a not-for-profit organization that helps to manage electronics, paint, tire, and used oil recycling programs across the province. Since the inception of its electronics recycling program in 2004, ARMA has helped recycle more than nine million TVs, computers, and other electronic devices in Alberta alone.
With 372 recycling depots and drop-off sites spread across the province, ARMA has helped create a sustainable system that encourages the refurbishment, reuse and recycling of electronics. ARMA is also a vocal advocate for creating new and innovative production methods that reduce the amount of hazardous chemicals in electronics.
Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association (CESA)
CESA is a not-for-profit organization that consists of retailers, manufacturers, importers, and distributors that are dedicated to keeping British Columbia landfills free of products that can be recycled, reused, or adapted for another use.
Under the ElectroRecycle program, more than four million electronic devices have been diverted away from a landfill and been used in other products.
Beyond TVs and computers, CESA encourages individuals to recycle TVs, computers and all other electronic products that could have a second life. From small appliances such as power tools to larger devices like home exercise equipment, virtually any electronic device can be dropped off and harvested for parts, recycled, or reused in another way.
Since the CESA was established in 2011, the government has been able to coordinate with all levels of the distribution infrastructure to create a series of regulations that effectively dictate how the entire province recycles their electronics.
CESA has helped create one sustainable system for recycling electronic devices, which has had an immensely positive impact on the environment in B.C.
CESA has partnered with many businesses to ensure your electronic recycling needs are handled in a responsible and economical way.
Electronic Products Recycling Association (ERPA/ARPE)
ERPA is a not-for-profit, industry-led organization that operates regulated recycling programs across Canada. It works to ensure that end-of-life electronics are handled in a safe and environmentally conscious manner. Thanks to ERPA programs, 100,000 metric tonnes of electronic waste is kept out of landfills each year.
ERPA provides authorized collection sites of end-of-life electronics, including drop-off centers, return-to-retail locations, and special collection events. ERPA has programs in over 2,000 locations across the country.
Collected electronics are sent to approved specialized recyclers for processing. Raw materials from the disposed of electronics, including glass, plastics, and precious metals, are recovered and put back into the manufacturing supply chain.
ERPA enables businesses and consumers to manage their electronics responsibly. It fulfils its role as a government-approved electronic collection program facilitator on behalf of stewards in nine provinces. Businesses selling regulated electronic products in these jurisdictions can meet their compliance obligation by participating in the EPRA Program.