Update -- April 22
It was another successful Electronics Disposal and Paper Shredding event, according to Yoree Grozenok from 1-800-Got-Junk.
He says they managed to collect over 8,000 pounds of electronics and shred 3,000 pounds of paper on Saturday, as part of their Earth Day activities.
They also collected 300 pounds of donations for the Food Bank and $300 in cast donations too.
1-800-GOT-JUNK is calling on all Okanagan SOUPerheroes to do your part this weekend for Earth Day!
You can drop by and recycle any and all of your electronics for free! Just bring a donation for the Kelowna Food Bank
They will be on location and accepting your electronics on Saturday April 19, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Okanagan College at 1000 KLO Rd, Lot 6
They will accept all of the following;
- Computers and their components
- Video game systems
- Small kitchen appliances (mixers, coffee makers, microwave ovens, coffee grinders, electric grills, toasters, etc.)
- Batteries (including car batteries)
- …and almost anything with a cable!
The will be collecting donations of non-perishables as well – just drop them off in the blue and green junk trucks.
On-site shredding of confidential documents will also be available, provided by Okanagan Paper Shredding ($5/banker box).
Last year, during the same event they recycled 7 tonnes of electronics, collected 260 pounds of food and over $300 in cash for the food bank, as well as shredding 2 tonnes of paper.
This year they hope to do even more!