Electronics, such as laptops, desktop computers and printers are now accepted for recycling in the NWT.
Why do we need an electronic recycling program?
Disposing electronics in community landfills creates unwanted pollution and is a waste of valuable resources. When disposed of in landfills, burned or left on the land where they are exposed to rain, snow and wind, these items may leach materials harmful to the environment and human health.
Electronics also contain valuable materials such as aluminum, copper, plastics, precious and rare metals, which can be recycled into new products. Recycling old electronics into new products minimizes environmental impacts related to extracting raw materials through mining and other activities.