Everything old will never be new again in the consumer electronics market. Moving forward at a blistering pace, delivering the latest gadgets we crave, it is at the same time creating an unprecedented excess of outdated and non-repairable items that are unfit for landfill and unacceptable in blue recycle boxes.
This phenomenon is powering the success of Burlington Mall’s annual ‘ecoHero’ E-Waste Collection, making it a much anticipated opportunity for safely and responsibly eliminating the clutter of unwanted electronics in the home.
This spring’s ‘ecoHero’ E-Waste Collection at Burlington Mall will run from Wednesday, April 25 through Sunday, April 29.
Each year’s ‘ecoHero’ E-Waste Collection has produced a new record in total tonnage collected. In 2011 area residents brought 18.6 metric tonnes of unwanted consumer electronics to Burlington Mall’s ‘ecoHero’ E-Waste Collection, an increase of 4.6 metric tonnes over the previous year.
“The growing proliferation of home and personal electronic devices, coupled with the rise in tonnage each year due to an overwhelming consumer response, clearly indicates the value of this event to consumers and the environment,”
There is no charge for disposing of household electronics at Burlington Mall’s ‘ecoHero’ E-Waste Collection. All items will be recycled in accordance with Ontario Electronic Stewardship regulations.
Small and medium-sized electronics will be collected inside the mall, Wednesday, April 25 through Friday April 27, in bins located beside Guest Services.
On Saturday and Sunday, all items including larger household electronics should be brought to the ‘ecoHero’ E-Waste Collection area that will be set-up in the north parking lot along Fairview St. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Burlington Mall is located at the intersection of Guelph Line and Fairview St., south of the QEW in Burlington. For further information call (905) 632-4777, visit www.burlingtonmall.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.facebook.com/