Do your part for Waste Reduction Week

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Waste Reduction Week is coming up on October 24 and we’re making it easy to do something good for your home and the earth at the same time. We have partnered with STAPLES to host e-recycling events across Canada. On October 24, from 10am – 2pm simply go to a STAPLES and drop off your e-waste, where it will be disposed of responsibly. We will be on-site to take old electronics (computers, TVs, appliances, batteries, anything with a cord) and dispose of it responsibly for you – FREE. It’s all part of our mission to divert over 65% of what we collect from the landfill, because e-waste doesn’t break down at the dump.

According to Environment Canada, 140,000 tonnes of old electronics are dumped in landfills every year across our country – this is a huge problem as consumers replace their gadgets at a faster rate than ever and simply toss their old ones. At other events like these, we’ve collected over 8000 pounds of electronics in just 4 hours.

For more information about an e-recycling event near you, visit: http://goo.gl/CI6a1f.

Sarah Gray is PR Manager for 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, and sister companies You Move Me and WOW 1 DAY PAINTING. She’s known for her can-do attitude, whether it comes to communications or home improvement projects. Connect with Sarah on LinkedIn.

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