ElectroRecycle, the Small Appliance and Power Tool Recycling Program.
Did you know more than 2,000,000 small appliances end up in BC landfills every year?
Unplugged, the Small Appliance Recycling Program gives British Columbians a new and convenient recycling option for these products.
Starting October 1st, recycle your old and broken small appliances at one of over 100 Unplugged recycling drop-off locations across the province and help reduce pollution, save energy and protect our environment.
Unplugged is the first small appliance recycling program of its kind in Canada and the only government-approved small appliance recycling program in BC. It accepts more than 120 small appliances, ranging in size from toasters and electric toothbrushes to countertop microwaves and vacuum cleaners.
Unplugged is a non-profit program funded by a recycling fee applied to new small appliances brought into BC by manufacturers and retailers. The recycling fee covers all program costs, including collection, transportation and recycling and may be included in a product’s price or displayed as a separate charge at check-out.
What’s NOT accepted for recycling?
- Appliances that are large, not powered by electricity or batteries, or built-in to a household are not accepted.
- Fridges, freezers, stoves, dishwashers and built-in over-the-range style microwaves do not qualify.
- Products designed for industrial or commercial use are not included.
ElectroRecycle drop-off location in our area is:
Trail Bottle Depot
562 Rossland Avenue, Trail
Monday to Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm