In the age of increasing electronic technology, it does not take long for a mountain of electronic waste to form in a landfill. The Barrie and Simcoe county region will be able to see an example of an “e-waste mountain” at GEEP on April 22, Earth Day – 2009. GEEP (Global Electric Electronic Processing) Inc. invites the public to do their part on Earth Day, by dropping off outdated electronic equipment for Recycling. GEEP’s electronic waste collection division — e-colleX, which is an OES approved e-waste collector, is hosting a free e-waste Drop-off Event on April 22, 2009, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm., in recognition of Earth Day.
This event will give the region an opportunity to dispose of any obsolete electronic equipment that they may have, in an “environmentally friendly” manner.
The following items are part of the OES (Ontario Electronic Stewardship) — Phase I — Eligible Product list and will be accepted for disposal – free of charge:
- Desktop Computers (computer terminals, micro/minicomputers, PC’s, etc.)
- Portable Computers (laptops, notebooks, notepads, etc.)
- Computer Peripherals (CD-ROM drives, disk drives, keyboards, mice, etc.)
- Televisions / Computer Screens (CRT, LCD, Plasma, rear projection, etc.)
- Printing Devices (desktop printers and fax machines, etc.)
- Cellular Phones and PDA’s
* Please remove all hazardous material (i.e. printer toners, batteries, etc.) before drop-off
Many people are unaware of the fact that e-waste is a serious threat to our environment. GEEP and e-collex are taking this opportunity to raise public awareness about the harmful effects that the inappropriate disposal of e-waste can have on our environment.
GEEP is one of the largest, most technologically advanced, e-waste asset management companies in the world. With state-of-the-art software and recycling equipment, complimented by a strict adherence to ISO standards, GEEP recycles electronic waste into commodities, with a zero landfill objective.
For more information on GEEP Inc. please visit www.geepinc.com
CANECT conference and tradeshow
Mark your calendar! The Canadian Environmental Conference and Tradeshow (CANECT) will be held April 20-21, 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto. Held annually since 1992, this event attracts senior people responsible for environmental engineering, regulations and compliance issues.
Scheduled session topics:
• Environmental regulation and compliance
• Managing approvals and permits
• Proactive air emissions compliance
• Reducing carbon costs
• Environmental management standards and guidelines
• Managing inspectors and investigators
• Industrial waste and waste diversion
• Water and wastewater compliance
• Brownfields- the new rules
• Spills planning management and compliance
Organized by Envirogate Event Management Inc, CANECT 2009 will again be co-located with Health & Safety Canada. This annual tradeshow of the Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) attracts over 6,000 delegates. Combined, the two shows are expected to attract some 500 exhibiting companies and 8,000 tradeshow and conference delegates.
For further information, please contact Darlann Passfield
Tel: 905-727-4666 or 1-888-254-8769 x30