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OPCUG eWaste Event

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This June 14th, 2017, the OPCUG will have its annual eWaste collection event at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Parkway, in association with the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES). Items will be taken to the processing plant and properly disposed of safely and responsibly with respect to OES guidelines. Everyone is invited to rid their homes of items no longer needed.

The OES will collect the eWaste for recycling. There will be some revenue generated per metric tonne of items accepted for disposal - so the big old heavy TVs and such are happily taken away.

Afterwards, you are invited to our regular meetings at 7:30pm into the museum, it's open to all. For more details, please check out our meetings web page or our facebook page for more information.

The OPCUG thanks the museum for the permission to hold the event.

Schedule:
The eWaste event will be on June 14th, 2017, from 5:30pm to 7pm.
eWaste event location:
Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa - under the tent on the side of the museum. The Museum is located approximately 15 minutes south of downtown Ottawa; take exit 115 for Saint Laurent Boulevard, turn left onto St Laurent Blvd turn right onto Ogilvie Rd, turn left onto Aviation Pkwy N, the museum is at the end of the road. Note that there is no OC Transpo bus service to the museum in the evening.
Access to the drop off zone:
The drop off zone is under the tent, to the right of the entrance of the museum,. There is plenty of parking near the tent, please do not block the driveway of the museum. Let us know if you need some assistance; we will have many volunteers happy to help you.
Parking:
Ample parking is available to drop off the items for free. If would like to stay for the meeting, the parking is $3 for the whole evening, and you can park in the main or second lot and enter through the front entrance of the museum. Payment methods includes coins, VISA, and MasterCard, and the proof of payment must be left in the car and be visible in the front windshield. There is no gate at the entrance, but if they find out that your proof of payment is expired or missing, you will get a city of Ottawa ticket.
Accepted Electronics (see OES for more info):
  • Computer peripherals (keyboards, mice, hard drives, optical drives - CD, Blueray, DVD, HD-DVD)
  • Desktop printing devices including desktop copiers and multi-function devices
  • Floor standing printing devices including printers, photocopiers, multi-function devices
  • Audio and video players and recorders (eg. MP3, cassette, digital)
  • Computer peripherals including modems
  • Telephones and answering machines
  • Cellular phones and pagers
  • Cameras (web, digital, analog)
  • Equalizers/(pre)amplifiers
  • Video players/projectors, digital frames
  • Personal hand held computers
  • Scanners, typewriters
  • Desktop computers
  • Portable computers
  • Turntables
  • Video recorders
  • Monitors
  • Televisions
  • PDAs
  • Radios
  • Receivers
  • Speakers
Pizza night and OPCUG Meeting:
In parallel to the eWaste collection, the OPCUG will hold its pizza night starting at 6:30pm, this is reserved for all its members only, but feel free to join our presentation at 7:30pm, all are welcome and it's free. For more information about our meeting please check our meeting's web page and our calendar.
For more information:
Contact info:
Jocelyn Doire, Special Events Coordinator
email:
Pictures:
Tent near the entrance of the museum:
Tent
Tent Monitors eWaste Jocelyn and Jeff
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