la collecte verte 22 avril 2012

la collecte verte 22 avril 2012 from 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

By: 1-800-GOT-JUNK?  04-04-2012
Keywords: Electronics Recycling

      La Collecte verte presented by 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in partnership with Réno-Dépôt    The non-profit organization, Collecte verte participates in Earth Day by presenting the 5th edition of its drop-off event, La Collecte verte!    - Sunday, April 22, 2012 -   Montreal, March 26, 2012 – On this upcoming April 22 from 10 AM to 4 PM, the Collecte verte, presented by 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and Réno-Dépôt, will take place in seven Quebec Réno-Dépôt locations as well as at Ameublements Tanguay in Quebec City. Once again, the public is invited to dispose of their unused, unwanted or damaged electrical appliances, electronic devices or computer equipment in an environmentally–friendly way at any of these eight locations. In addition to supporting Earth Day, this event also aims to educate visitors on how to ecologically recycle various electrical and electronic items, which could be dangerous for the environment if not recycled correctly.  With such a focus on environmental education, the 5th edition of La Collecte verte is definitely an event that’s not to be missed!   La Collecte verte expands ! To date, the past four editions of the Collecte verte have saved close to 115 tonnes of electrical and electronic material from the landfill, items with the potential to contaminate the soil due to their chemical composition. New this year, recycling experts will be on hand to collect cans of paint, old barbecues and electrical appliances in order to help the public dispose of these articles in an eco-friendly way.   In an ongoing effort to motivate people to go “green” and learn more about recycling, an educational campaign will be mounted at each collect site. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchises and their teams will be on hand to greet visitors with coffee and beverages, as well as to explain the role and importance of the Collectes vertes and the recycling of electronic, electrical and computer equipment.   When expertise is the measure of success The participation of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? drives the success of this event, year after year. In fact, it is due to the great expertise and resources of the franchises and their respective teams that the collection and eco-friendly handling of these objects is possible. “Each edition illustrates the importance of this event in Quebec, and to what point we can reach the public to spread awareness,” explains Gilles Dubé, owner of the Montérégie 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise. “Studies show that 20 to 50 million tonnes of electronic waste are produced globally each year. It is thanks to this kind of event that we can successfully reduce this number as well as make people aware that they can recycle these items instead of just throwing them out!” he concludes.    About Réno-Dépôt Réno-Dépôt is part of the RONA network, Canada’s biggest distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation, and gardening products. RONA operates a network of nearly 950 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores, of various sizes formats, and employs nearly 30,000 people in every region of Canada, under a variety of banners. The RONA store network includes more than 16 million square feet of retail space and registers annual retail sales of more than $6 billion. For more information, please visit www.rona.ca.   1-800-GOT-JUNK? A green partner 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is pioneering an industry that is helping residents and businesses remove junk and regain space. Whether it’s a pile of household junk in the garage or a warehouse full of office furnishings, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes it for you, making the ordinary business of junk removal exceptional. We are passionate about recycling and donating to charity. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was founded in 1989 and now operates throughout North America and Australia. Four franchises have opened in Quebec since 2006, covering a large part of the greater metropolitan area: the island of Montreal and surrounding area, West Island with an office in Dollard-Des Ormeaux, and the South Shore from their Longueuil location. A fourth location serves Quebec City. To find out more, visit www.1800gotjunk.com. -30-   Source: www.collecteverte.ca   Media Relations: Carolann Simard BICOM Communications 514 223-6770 extension 225 / [email protected] Information on Réno-Dépôt : Nadia Goyer Senior Advisor Communications and Public Affairs 514 599-5900 extension 5271 / [email protected]  

Keywords: Electronics Recycling