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Over 17 tonnes of electronics collected during Round-Up ORDER OF

by Adrienne Tait are able to be recycled at the recycling centre. Auriat said, “This is something we may look at FEATURE:
Ineligible items such as curling irons and treadmills doing every other year. Maybe do Hinton on the off
The Edson and District Recycling Society held their were collected, weighed, and measured in order to years if the program continues.” Century 21
first electronics round up on September 18 and 19. gauge the volume currently sitting in people's homes The EDRS continues to strive towards public
The pilot project had volunteers going door to door to or making its way into landfills. education and awareness of both the recycle centre Alpine Realty 3%
local businesses and residents to collect their All in all two Sea-cans, approximately nine tonnes, and products that are eligible for recycling. Despite
unwanted electronic items. of eligible products were sent for recycling. Another their efforts the electronics round up highlighted the
The EDRC's Anne Auriat said one of the things that two of ineligible products were also collected and amount of product still sitting in storage. FEATURE
was unique about the project was they were allowed sent. Auriat said that while the ineligible products “What was mystifying was the material that was
to collect both eligible and ineligible items. Eligible were yet to be weighed she estimated between seven eligible but still in storage,” said Auriat. Large
items such as televisions, printers, and fax machines and eight tonnes were collected. televisions and other items that carry heavy metals
The Gladiators wrestling team as well as the “should not be going into the landfill,” said Auriat.
environmental studies group from Parkland Auriat said it was nice to see people helping people
volunteered to collect the items and raised in some cases seniors or residents were unable to
approximately $3,000 for each group by helping out. remove the unwanted items on their own and the
EDRS will be paid per tonne collected as well. round up provided an opportunity for help. ROYAL

Brinker and
carried a CENTURY 21
television out
of a home to
be sent for
during the FEATURE
two day
Large items such as this treadmill were among round up in
the many things collected, weighed, and Edson.
measured for the pilot project electronics round
up on September 18 and 19. By 10 a.m. on photo ALPINE
Saturday morning two Sea-cans worth of Adrienne Tait
material had already been shipped and
volunteers were well on their way to filling up
another two. photo Adrienne Tait


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