Protecting the Environment through Responsible Recycling Practices
Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) is committed to ensuring that end-of-life electronics (EOLE) collected through its program are recycled in a manner that protects the environment as well as worker health and safety.
OES only works with recyclers who have been audited and approved under the national Recycler Qualification Program (RQP), which is designed by the electronics industry to ensure that EOLEs are managed in a safe and environmentally sound manner.
This means that all OES recyclers are prohibited from exporting electronics or substances of concern to non-OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) nations, and the use of prison labour for processing equipment is not permitted. In addition, OES requires enhanced worker health and safety provisions and downstream accountability.
Consumers and businesses in Ontario can responsibly recycle their end-of-life electronics FREE OF CHARGE, simply by bringing their old or unwanted products to an OES collection site. Find a Drop-off depot near you.
For more information on the Electronics Recycling Standard and to view a list of verified recyclers, visit www.rqp.ca.