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Public Service Announcement
Industry Electronics (E-Waste) Recovery Program
(Tuesday, January 29, 2008) - On February 1st the new industry E- Waste recovery program commences in HRM and across all of Nova Scotia. Effective February 1st, Provincial regulations ban the disposal of televisions, computers,(including CPUs, monitors, key boards, mice, cables and other components,) and printers at municipal landfills.
TVs and Computers from Residential Properties
Televisions, computers and printers placed at the curb for municipal collection- will not be collected. In accordance with HRM Bylaw, any materials that remains at the curb / sidewalk area following collection day, including these items, are required to be removed . Failure to complete removal within 24 hours may result in the issuance of a Summary Offense Ticket to the property owner.
TVs and Computers from Businesses, Offices, Apartment Buildings
Televisions and computers from a business, office, and apartment building are to be kept separate, and are not be placed in the same bin with refuse. Computers, tvs and printers from businesses, offices and large apartment buildings will not be accepted at the HRM Otter Lake disposal facility.
For a list of locations of industry's E-waste drop off-centres, or for more information on the Atlantic Canada Electronics Stewardship program, please contact 1-877-774-3260.