Langley City Hall has launched a new recycle program aimed at making a dent in e-waste.
According to city officials, it’s estimated that over 2.5 million tons of e-waste is dumped into landfills every year. To do its part in reducing that statistic (and to raise a little cash) City Hall will accept old electronics.
Inkjet cartridges, cell phones and radar detectors, mobile hot spots, calculators, e-book readers, iPods and MP3 players, cameras, tablets, video game consoles and video games will all be accepted.
Electronics devices are made up of a wide variety of toxic materials, such as lead, nickel and mercury, which can be hazardous to the environment if improperly disposed of.
They can be recycled, however, providing valuable materials for new products, reducing overall pollution and saving raw materials from being wastefully buried in landfills.
For more information, call City Hall at 221-4246.