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Warriors, Hydro recycle electronics

Bring your old or unused electronics, including televisions, to the next West Kelowna Warriors game for free recycling courtesy of BC Hydro and 1-800-GOT-JUNK.

The electronics will be taken to an Encorp facility where raw material like metals, glass and plastics will be recovered for reuse.

“Kelowna and West Kelowna both offer regular one-stop electronic recycling for free,” said Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart.

“Recycling your old and unused electronics is one of the easiest ways for residents to conserve energy.

“It also means less waste in local landfills and lower monthly power bills.”

Lisa Coltart, executive director of Power Smart and BC Hydro customer care, said they estimate that more than 20 per cent of homeowners have three or more televisions.

“The extra televisions are rarely used but are left plugged in and wasting energy. An old television left plugged in for a year can use enough power to wash 119 loads of laundry,” Coltart said.

The electronics collection will take place Saturday, from 5 to 7 p.m., before the West Kelowna Warriors home game at   Royal LePage Place.

For a full list of accepted electronics, visit www.return-it.ca/electronics/products

For more information about the collection, visit www.powersmart.ca/drop-off.

 

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