Calgarians can recycle old and unusable electronics, free of charge, at several drop-off locations in the city. These electronics contain chemicals and heavy metals that are potentially harmful to the environment if buried in the ground.
Some items that can be dropped off include:
- TVs (all sizes)
- Laptops, notebooks and tablets
- Desktop computers
- Printers, scanners and fax machines
- Computer monitors (some restrictions apply)
For a list of locations to recycle your electronics, view our electronics recycling drop-off locations. For a list of products accepted for recycling, visit materials accepted for electronics recycling.
What are electronics recycling fees?
The Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) manages Canada's first province-wide end-of-life electronics recycling program. Since Feb. 1, 2005, consumers have paid an environmental fee on new purchases of TVs, computers and related electronic equipment.
These fees range from $5 to $45, and subsidize the collection, transportation and recycling of old and unusable equipment. For a list of rates and more information on this program, visit the Alberta Recycling Management Authority or call toll-free at 1-888-999-8762.