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On Our Radar: A youth-led electronics recycling station will be set up at the Port Moody Farmers Market

A group of Coquitlam high-schoolers are inviting the public to bring their old devices to be made new again for B.C. charities.
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Recycling old and unwanted electronics.

Tri-City residents will soon have another opportunity to properly dispose of any old, unwanted and broken electronics for free.

And this time, a group of determined Coquitlam high-school students are leading the event.

Jazmine Cabaluna and other student volunteers from Gleneagle Secondary are set to host a booth — known as True North E-Waste — at the Port Moody Farmers Market later this month to collect devices so they can be reused again.

In a statement to the Tri-City News, the Grade 11 student says donations will be given to the Electronics Recycling Association (ERA) to be refurbished and redistributed to charities in need across the province.

The pop-up is part of a national scholarship competition Cabaluna and her classmates have entered via the ERA, which teaches full-time students how to be leaders in creating a healthy, sustainable environment.

This is also set to be her group's second E-waste collection event in as many months.

Cabaluna and company successfully filled up a storage locker of old devices from four schools that donated to the cause in early March.

The latest station will be set up April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the farmers market — located at 300 Ioco Road in the courtyard of the Port Moody Recreation Complex.

Interested participants are asked to bring the following unwanted electronics in a box or bag:

  • Laptops and computers
  • Docking stations, hard drives and servers
  • Keyboards, mouses and headsets
  • Gaming consoles
  • Stereo Equipment
  • MP3 players and tablets
  • Printers, fax machines, scanners and copiers
  • Mobile phones
  • CD/DVD players

For more information, you can email the True North E-Waste team:

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