401st Toronto Cleanup with E-waste drive
401st Toronto Scout Group, Toronto, Ontario
By Matthew Barrett
Thousands of tonnes of electronic waste is sent to the landfill annually. This includes our old cellphones, computers, video game consoles etc. These items contain toxic substances such as lead, mercury and PVCs that can be damaging to the environment if not disposed of in a safe manner. Increased promotion and recycling programs that divert electronic waste to recovery facilities help keep these items out of landfills. However, finding and getting the electronics to the disposal locations can be a challenge.
For this year’s Good Turn Week, the 401st Venturers will be holding an e-waste drive to collect broken and used electronics. We would like to make it convenient for community residents to safely dispose of the electronic waste when they do their spring cleaning.
Our Company will have a dumpster located at Bloordale United Church (4258 Bloor St West, Etobicoke) on the weekend of April 25 & 26 from 10 am to 4 pm on both days. We are asking the public to come down and bring the following items to recycle free of charge:
- Computers and peripheral equipment
- Printers/fax/scanners and ink/toner cartridges
- Televisions and home entertainment devices
- Small devices (i.e. phones, cameras, radios, etc.)
- All sizes of disposable, rechargeable, and car batteries
- Cables, cords, and more
We will be live Tweeting during the event and you can follow along with the hashtag #401ewastedrive or follow us @401stToronto.
To find out more about other Good Turn Week projects, visit online Scouts.ca/goodturn or follow @ScoutsCanada on Twitter, hashtag #GoodTurn. You can also get involved during Scouts Canada Good Turn Week (April 25 to May 3) and support your community with a clean-up, tree planting or other improvement project.
Great things happen in communities across Canada when our members put their hearts and minds behind Good Turn Week. It starts with Scouts.