Thunder Bay e-waste drop off a success say organizers
Electronics and automobile tires were collected in Thunder Bay, Ont., on Saturday
An e-waste recycling event on Saturday in Thunder Bay was a "huge success," according to organizers with the OLG Casino Thunder Bay and EcoSuperior.
11,172 kilograms of e-waste — like defective and obsolete computers and other electronic equipment — was collected, eclipsing last year's total of 4,082 kilograms. In addition to the e-waste, 585 tires were dropped off for disposal, more than doubling last year's count of 224.
In total, EcoSuperior's environmental program netted $2,677, the money coming from the Ontario Electronic Stewardship program.
Although the amount collected was impressive, organizers said in a press release that the program's biggest success was diverting potentially toxic waste from local landfills.