The Corporation of The City of London
May 31, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Let it Go!
Recycle your old electronics this weekend
The City of London is joining forces with the John Labatt Centre and Staples
this weekend, hosting two great events where residents can recycle electronics
and win prizes.
On Saturday, the John Labatt Centre is holding a one-day electronics drop-off
depot in their parking lot, convenient for downtown businesses and residents.
The drop off will be open from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
“As a key stakeholder in Downtown London, we are pleased to offer this
opportunity. By making electronic drop-off convenient, we are able to give back
to our local community,” expressed Brian Ohl, Regional VP and General Manager,
John Labatt Centre. “Not only do residents help the environment, they can also
win gift cards and tickets for a feature event at our facility.”
From Friday to Sunday, all London Staples locations will be handing out ballots
to anyone who drops-off electronics for recycling.
“Staples stores have been at the forefront of electronics recycling in Ontario
since 2010. It’s important for us to support the communities we live and work in
and this event is aligned with our values as a corporation. Sustainability is
integral part of our organization and we are happy to partner with the City of
London and the John Labatt Centre to provide residents with a safe and
responsible solution for their end of life electronics,” said Leigh Pearson,
Manager; Facility, Environmental & Procurement Services, Staples.
The purpose behind these two great events is to encourage Londoners to Think
Outside the Can when disposing of old electronics. The City no longer picks up
electronics curbside as garbage.
“E-waste does not belong in the landfill, especially when there are easy reuse
and recycling opportunities right here in London,” says Jay Stanford, Director,
Environmental Programs & Solid Waste for the City of London. “This weekend, our
two great events are designed to show Londoners how easy recycling electronics
Prizes available include Staples gift cards and tickets to the John Labatt
Centre’s presentation of “How to Train Your Dragon.”
Electronics able to be recycled include TV’s, cell phones, cameras, computers,
printers, VCR’s and DVD players. Not accepted are small appliances – such as
toasters, microwaves and fridges. A
complete list of accepted electronics and details on these two events is