Media Advisory - Waste Electronics Recycling Event

    TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ - Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) in
cooperation with participating SEARS stores is holding a series of waste
electronics collection events in Eastern Ontario on Saturday, April 25th in
celebration of Earth Week.
    Residents of nine municipalities will be able to take designated
electronics to the collection locations adjacent to participating SEARS
stores. Municipalities include: Ottawa, Cornwall, Brockville, Peterborough,
Oshawa, Pickering, Whitby, Kingston and Belleville.
    These collection events are part of OES's new Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE) program which aims to divert an additional 160,000
tonnes of waste electronics from Ontario landfill sites and into reuse and
recycling programs over the next five years. This new program launched on
April 1.

    EVENT DATE:  Saturday, April 25

    Time:        9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    LOCATIONS:   Parking lots adjacent to participating SEARS stores (see
                 complete list of municipalities attached).

    Designated Electronics include:

        -  desktop and laptop computers
        -  computer peripherals such as keyboards, disk drives and mice
        -  monitors
        -  desktop printers
        -  fax machines
        -  televisions

    Other electronic equipment such as cell phones and cameras will be added
in later phases.

    Collection Locations:


    SEARS, 1250 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Saint Laurent Shopping Centre,
    Ottawa, ON  - (613) 746-4311

    SEARS, 2165 Carling Ave., Carlingwood Shopping Centre, Ottawa, ON -
    (613) 729-2561

    SEARS Home, Pinecrest Shopping Centre, 2685 Iris St., Ottawa, ON -
    (613) 820-5551

    SEARS Home, 1491 Innes Rd., Ottawa, ON - (613) 741-8383


    SEARS, 390 North Front Street, Quinte Mall, Belleville, ON -
    (613) 966-3661


    SEARS, 1 Water St. E., Cornwall Square, Cornwall, ON - (613) 938-9305


    SEARS, 2399 Parkdale Ave., 1000 Islands Mall, Brockville, ON -
    (613) 345-1163


    SEARS, 637 Lansdowne St. W., Lansdowne Place, Peterborough, ON -
    (705) 743-6611


    SEARS, 945 Gardiners Road, Cataraqui Town Centre, Kingston, ON -
    (613) 384-4447

    SEARS, 646 Gardiner's Road, Unit No.1, Kingston, ON - (613) 634-9203


    SEARS, 419 King St. W., Oshawa Shopping Centre, Oshawa, ON -
    (905) 576-1711

    SEARS Appliance & Mattress Store, 1177 Ritson Rd. N., Unit No.6, Oshawa,
    ON - (905-429-2330)


    SEARS, 1355 Kingston Rd., Pickering Town Centre, Pickering, ON -
    (905) 420-8000


    SEARS Home, 1629 Victoria St., Whitby, ON - (905) 579-4048

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Barbara McConnell,
Communications, Office: (647) 777-3362, Mobile: (416) 452-2373, After Hours:
(613) 471-1816

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