Reuse and refurbishment collectors in our program will take accepted electronics and responsibly refurbish or put good working parts to reuse to extend their useful life. So these items still have value to someone else.
A last word: one option you may consider, that we discourage, is putting them out to the curb marked “free to a good home”. Why? What tends to happen is junk collectors or scavengers poach the valuable material, and leave what’s left. The rest may end up in landfill. We are pleased to know that our research tells us that 8 in 10 Ontarians are concerned about that; improper recycling of out-of-use electronics. So when in doubt, please check the resources on this web site for safe and responsible handling of out-of-use electronics.