We will dispose of your E-waste for free on Earth Day
Is your Nintendo from 1999? If it’s time to upgrade, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will help you by taking your E-waste on Earth Day, and disposing of it properly for free. We’ll accept 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 green goodness doesn’t stop there. We’re also giving back to the people on this planet by collecting food items for the Kelowna Food Bank. Just drop them off in the junk truck! On-site shredding of confidential documents will also be available, provided by Okanagan Paper Shredding ($5/banker box).
2015 marks the 7th annual 1-800-GOT-JUNK? free electronic recycling event in recognition of Earth Day. Last year, we collected over 8000 lbs of electronics, 300 lbs of food donations, and shredded over 300 lbs of paper.
This year’s partners include Planet Earth Recycling, Organizing Help and Okanagan Paper Shredding.
Date: April 25, 2015
Time: 9 am - 2 pm
Location: 1000 KLO Rd., Kelowna
Free Electronic Disposal Event
EVENT: 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Free Electronic Disposal Day
WHEN: Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
LOCATION: 1000 KLO Rd, Kelowna - Okanagan College
TIME: 9am – 3pm
Details: 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is holding a free electronic disposal day in recognition of the 40th Anniversary of International Earth Day in partnership with Organizing Help.
The following items will be accepted for free disposal at this event:
- Televisions (up to a maximum width of 48”)
- Computer Monitors (CRT and LCD)
- Computer towers, laptops, netbooks
- Tablet computers
- Keyboards, mice, cables
On-site shredding of confidential documents will also be available, courtesy of Okanagan Paper Shredding. Please note: limit of 3 boxes per customer.
Recycling is provided by Planet Earth Recycling
Background: 2010 marks the 3rd annual 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Free Electronic Waste Event in recognition of Earth Day. Last year’s event was so successful, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has planned another opportunity to encourage Okanagan residents and businesses to live greener lives.
This year’s partners include: Organizing Help; Planet Earth Recycling; and Okanagan Paper Shredding.
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Old Electronics Spared From the Dump
There is a lot less old electronic junk gathering dust in Kelowna closets this weekend following the annual e-waste recycling pickup.
Kelowna area residents were given a chance to unload their unwanted electronic devices free of charge Saturday during 1-800-GOT-JUNK’s annual e-waste pickup at KLO Road.
Organizer Yoree Grozenok says more than 200 dropped off their items.
“We had over 1,000 units of eWaste that filled six trucks and weighed more than 15,000 pounds. Every single unit will be recycled, none of it will go into a landfill,” says Grozenok.
He says many of the computers people dropped off were functional and have been donated to local charities.
“We got some really antique items, we’re talking about cell phones from the 80s or very first computers available. We actually had to turn a few people away at the end since we could not keep up.”
By Castanet Staff - Story: 46418
Apr 19, 2009
Local Charities - Kelowna Cap News
1-800-GOT-JUNK? helps two local charities by donating over three truck loads of furniture to Food Bank Society and Canadian Mental Health Association.
Recycling in Kelowna
1-800-GOT-JUNK? was featured on CHBC for its recycling efforts
In The Community
Member, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
Okanagan’s 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a member of Kelowna’s Chamber of Commerce.
Proud supporters of Kelowna Actors Studio
Our Okanagan junk team are proud supporters of Kelowna Actors Studio.