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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 2010-07-09, 09:26 PM
 
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Not sure about other locales, but electronics recycling in Alberta isn't free. You pay an eco fee up front when you buy electronics, kind of like a prepaid funeral plan ...
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Same in Ontario, which is why it's better to keep those old CRT monitors in service, so they can keep using lots of electricity and generating plenty of carbon.

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post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old 2010-07-10, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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It may vary from place to place though as to what they will accept.
It seems to be the case as they don't offer the same services here. I guess it depends on what's already in place in the province...

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Perhaps this Electronic Recycling Association (era.ca) form might be of help?
Montreal and Quebec area request for pickup form.
Thanks!

I'll have to contact them because there are a few things I'm not quite sure about (one of which is if they pick up outside the immediate Montreal area).

Thank you very much and have a nice day!

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Not sure about other locales, but electronics recycling in Alberta isn't free.
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Same in Ontario,
I had read about these "Eco fee" and I had noticed that there seemed to be a pattern. If you are in a province that has an "Eco fee" for electronics, it seems to be pretty easy to find a place that recycles them while it seems to be a pain in all the other provinces...

The only thing I know about that we have an "Eco fee" to pay when we buy it here is tires AFAIK...

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You pay an eco fee up front when you buy electronics, kind of like a prepaid funeral plan ...
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which is why it's better to keep those old CRT monitors in service, so they can keep using lots of electricity and generating plenty of carbon.</sarcasm>
ROTFL...

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The below document might be of help to you. Also page 3 contains some contacts for the region of the Monteregie.

Vallee du Richelieu: http://www.crem.qc.ca/pdf/gmr_portrait.pdf

Page 3 has some contacts for various locations in your area.
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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 2010-07-13, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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The below document might be of help to you. Also page 3 contains some contacts for the region of the Monteregie.
Thank you!

I knew about CREM's existence, these are the guys that are behind the recycling the "local" computer store I mentionned.

(They charge $5 per monitor, $10 per TV while the "local" computer store charges $5 more and give you a $5 coupon that can only be exchanged there... )

Unfortunately, only companies/organizations can deal with CREM...

I hadn't found that document on their site though, thanks!

It's unfortunate that the sole document they have is so old though (2002), I know Recuperation Monteregie closed down the year after this was published (2003) and I don't know if anything replaced it.

Thank for the info though, that's a good starting point!

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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 2010-07-21, 03:31 PM
 
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Not that this helps in Montreal, but there's an association in Vancouver, known as Free Geek, that takes old computer equipment and builds machines for people that are less fortunate. Perhaps there's something comparable in Montreal?

http://freegeekvancouver.org/
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Perhaps there's something comparable in Montreal?
I will check, thanks!

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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 2010-07-24, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Town's answer...

They said to bring the monitors to Staples and throw the TVs to the garbage...

I can't really say I'm surprised...

They don't do anything to promote electronic recycling but each year they throw around $30 000 to the garbage...

(They pay a garbage dump around $30 000 for 5-6 days per year that people can bring garbage to them without being charged... Last year that cost $32 000...)

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If you really want to recycle, be patient and keep looking. I've been keeping electronics and tires at home for a few years so they wouldn't wind-up in a city dump. It paid off since Gatineau is very serious about recycling nowadays. I can drop all my electronics at no cost now and very close from home. With my Gatineau access membership I also have 3 free loads a year to their recycling facilities Like I said, if you are serious about recycling just be patient as this will will more likely become mandatory sooner than later. Personnaly, any city that respect it self should simply not take any recyclable material and provide means to dispose at no charge.
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