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What to do with your old TV or Computer? Nov 25

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If your TV has conked out or you’ve upgraded your computer recently here are a few easy options for recycling your electronics and keep them out of the landfill. It’s important to recycle whenever possible saving it from being dumped in the landfill, saving you money and helping the environment.

Recycle electronics at a Private Business - Scrap yards like Urban Mine located at 31 Rothwell Road here in Winnipeg take appliances, computers and televisions free of charge. There are other scrap yards in town. Consult with your local yard before making the trip to see what they will and won’t take.

Donate to a Charitable Organization - Drop off your old working or non working TV to a charity where they can recycle and make use of the items. Equal Opportunities West was established in 1979, as a non-profit organization that provided persons with disabilities individualized supportive services to help secure competitive employment. The current program is designed to empower individuals through choice and goal setting, whether they be career or personal objectives. Through Equal Opportunities West’s services and programs, such as e-waste and recycling or computer refurbishment. They depend on donations from customers like yourself to keep going.

Consult the Internet - Not sure about your appliance or electronic device then consult online resources to save you making trips you don’t have to. https://www.recyclemyelectronics.ca/mb/where-can-i-recycle/ This government site called Recycle My Electronics is a national endeavour to help the public find depots and resources to recycle electronics better.

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