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Minister Nixon considers expanding the electronic recycling program

May 28, 2019

AUMA is pleased that Environment Minister Jason Nixon is interested in expanding the current electronic recycling program.  Since 2017, AUMA has advocated for the expansion of the existing electronic recycling program. Alberta was the pioneer when it came to electronic recycling over a decade ago. We are now lagging behind other provinces. The AUMA Waste Management Hub provides a template letter that can be sent to Members of the Legislative Assembly and the Minister of Environment encouraging Alberta Environment and Parks to expand the program, making Alberta a leader again in electronic recycling.

Overview of electronic recycling programs in Canada:

Electronics and Electrical Wastes

Alberta

Other Provinces

Cameras

No

Yes

Electronic toy cars

No

Yes

Computer keyboard, and mouse

No

Yes

Video Consoles

No

Yes

Modems

No

Yes

Handheld Scanners

No

Yes

Microwaves

No

Yes

 

If you want to learn more about recycling programs across Canada, please visit the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment’s benchmarking study. Visit the AUMA Waste Management Hub for other resources about AUMA’s advocacy on recycling in Alberta.