Since electronics are full of precious resources like glass, gold, silver and copper, recycling your end-of-life items electronics is the most environmentally conscious thing to do. There are several industry programs that allow for Nova Scotians to recycle electronics responsibly.
Electronics are expensive and passing them onto someone in need (if they are still functioning) is a great option to consider. Before recycling unwanted electronics, consider donating them to family members, community groups, friends, or local charities like the Computers for Schools Program, or selling them through classified ads, a garage sale, or via online buy and sell sites.
If your electronic product has reached its end of useful life, you can recycle it free of charge at select Enviro-Depots, or through industry-run programs like Recycle My Electronics, Recycle My Cell, and Call2Recycle.
Many of the resources in our electronics, including plastic, glass, gold, silver, copper, and palladium can be reused continuously without losing their properties.