Did you know more than 2,000,000 small appliances end up in B.C. landfills every year? If you stacked this many microwaves together, you could circle the distance of the Stanley Park Seawall approximately 69 times!
Unplugged, the Small Appliance Recycling Program gives British Columbians a new and convenient recycling option for these products. Starting October 1st, recycle your old and broken small appliances at one of over 100 Unplugged recycling drop-off locations across the province and help reduce pollution, save energy, and protect our environment.
Unplugged is the first small appliance recycling program of its kind in Canada and the only government-approved small appliance recycling program in B.C. It accepts more than 120 small appliances, ranging in size from toasters and electric toothbrushes to countertop microwaves and vacuum cleaners. Only electrical appliances will be accepted.
Unplugged is a non-profit program funded by a recycling fee applied to new small appliances brought into B.C. by manufacturers and retailers. The recycling fee covers all program costs, including collection, transportation and recycling, and may be included in a product’s price or displayed as a separate charge at check-out.
For more information, visit unpluggedrecycling.ca.