Recycle

IMGP0581I’ve had such a sloggingly slow start to this year’s Loving Life posting!!  I’ll turn over a new leaf and get things going with some recycling information to share from the David Suzuki Foundation:

Recycle your unwanted stuff

More and more people understand that there is no “away” in the finite system that is planet Earth and that we can’t keep using our precious air, water and land to dump the stuff we no longer want.

If something can’t be reused, repaired, refurbished or otherwise repurposed, the next best thing is to recycle it. Here’s a (by no means exhaustive) list of resources in Canada (organized by location) to help you do just that:

Worldwide

H&M — clothing and textiles

North America

BabyEarthRENEW — baby equipment
Call2Recycle — batteries and cell phones
Crazy Crayons Recycle Program — crayons
Earth 911
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
Home Depot — holiday lights
Lions Clubs — eyeglasses
Think Recycle — cell phones, laptops, print cartridges

Canada

Best Buy
Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
Electronic Recycling Association
Future Shop
London Drugs
Recyclemycell.ca
ReGeneration — enter your product and city in their “find a collection site” widget
SleepCountry — matresses
Staples
Terracycle

Alberta

Calgary Harvest — fruit
Green Calgary
Kidseat Recyclers
Recycle Blue
Recycling Council of Alberta
Urban Impact
Women in Need Society

British Columbia

British Columbia Electronic Products Recycling Association
British Columbia’s Recycling Handbook — (PDF)
Canadian Mattress Recycling — mattresses and furniture
Mattress Recycling
Metro Vancouver Recycles
Pacific Mobile Depots
Recycling Council of British Columbia
Urban Impact

Manitoba

Green Manitoba

New Brunswick

Recycle NB

Newfoundland and Labrador

The Multi Materials Stewardship Board

Northwest Territories

I care

Nova Scotia

Government of Nova Scotia Waste Resource Programs
Mattress Mart

Nunavut

Help us out — tweet to our very own Queen of Green or fill out our contact form if you know of a resource in Nunavut that should be listed here.

Ontario

City of Toronto Waste Wizard
Greentec — cell phones, computers, print cartridges
Mattress Mart
Ontario Electronic Stewardship
Recycling Council of Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Island Waste Management Corporation

Quebec

Matt Canada
Mattress Mart
RECYC-QUÉBEC

Saskatchewan

Government of Saskatchewan

Yukon

Raven Recycling
Yukon Department of Community Services

What to do with medications and other tips for preventing water pollution

Our Queen of Green wrote a great blog post all about this!

Know of a great resource that should be on this page?

Please share it with our very own Queen of Green by tweeting to @QueenOfGreen or posting a comment on her Facebook page. If you don’t use social media, you can also fill out our contact form. We will try to update this list of resources regularly.

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