The Electronic Recycling Association offers e-waste programs that give back
TORONTO, March 31, 2017 /CNW/ - The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is pleased to announce a new program that offers a safe and secure option for unwanted computer equipment with a strong focus on giving back to the community through technology donations. They are seeking new partnerships with charitable organizations who are in need of computer equipment and companies who are in need of secure and socially responsible e-waste management.
"We are thrilled to be up and running in the Toronto area, and have already started making a difference in the community with tech donations, volunteering and fundraising opportunities," says Bojan Paduh, founder and president of ERA. "We've developed a strong data security program as well, and work in partnership with various law enforcement agencies to make sure the public is aware of and has access to recycling options that guarantee the safety of their personal information. This month we have already hosted free public events in partnership with the Calgary Police and the North Vancouver RCMP, and plan to bring similar events to the Toronto area in the near future."
ERA accepts donations of unwanted computer hardware and related equipment from companies and individuals for responsible and secure reuse or recycling. They refurbish what they can and provide local charities, non-profits, care facilities and educational intuitions with refurbished equipment donations. For individuals looking for an alternative, ERA also has a volunteer program that allows members of the public to earn a computer by volunteering their time. ERA also has an e-waste fundraising program, which allows participants to raise money for charitable causes by collecting e-waste.
To arrange a professional pick-up and removal of unwanted equipment, book an e-waste fundraiser, apply to volunteer or to apply for a technology donation, visit www.era.ca or contact [email protected], or 1.877.939.2783 (1.877.9EWASTE).
About the Electronic Recycling Association
Established in 2004, ERA is a non-profit organization directed to reduce the environmental impact of improperly discarded toxic electronic waste by offering accessible services to help corporations and individuals manage their retiring IT assets. Through industry leading pickup, data removal and reporting/certification services, ERA provides a full-circle solution for e-waste management. With reuse being ERA's top priority, every item that is received is examined for any remaining productive life and refurbished for reuse. True end of life items are transferred to accredited recyclers where a nil landfill contribution can be assured. ERA is committed to supporting local charities and individuals in need through the provision of electronic equipment to charities and individuals alike.
SOURCE Electronic Recycling Association
For further information: Media enquiries may be directed to: Bojan Paduh, President and Founder, Electronic Recycling Association, [email protected]