OPCUG eWaste Event

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On June 11th, 2014, at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the OPCUG will have an eWaste collection event, in partnership with Evolu-TIC Outaouais of Gatineau, CompuCorps of Ottawa and in association with Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES). Items that can be reused will be retained and refurbished, while all other older or not-useful electronic 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 required.

Evolu-TIC Outaouais will collect the eWaste for recycling, and new this year, CompuCorps will pick up some of the reusable material for their good causes. There will be some revenue generated, as well, at a rate of $150 per metric tonne of items accepted for disposal - so the big old heavy TVs and such are happily taken away.

The OPCUG thanks the museum for the permission to hold the event and to Doug Drouillard for providing the technical support.

eWaste event location:
Canada Science and Technology Museum, 1867 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa - under the tent near the entrance. The Museum is located approximately 10 minutes south-east of downtown Ottawa. Exit the Queensway (Highway 417) at "St Laurent South" and drive 2.6 km to Lancaster Road. Turn left. To reach the Museum by bus, use the OC Transpo travel planner. For details call OC TRANSPO at 613 741-4390.
Access to the drop off zone:
The drop off zone is under the tent, at the left 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.
The eWaste event will be on June 11th, 2014, from 5:30pm to 7pm.
Ample parking is available to drop off the items and if would like to stay for the meeting, the parking is $3 for the whole evening. 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 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, which 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, meeting Coordinator
Tent near the entrance of the museum:
Tent Monitors eWaste Trucks
Hard Drives Jocelyn and Jeff
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