Electronics Recycling

Computers & electronics

Twice a year, Sustain SU hosts an electronics round-up to collect broken and obsolete computer equipment. Items are collected and sent to Shanked Computer Recycling Inc. for recycling. Equipment in good condition may be selected for donation to non-profit organizations and schools in Alberta.

Only personal equipment can be donated, including: computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, accessories (mouse, keyboard, etc.), printers, mobile phones and medical equipment.

University equipment

Computers and electronics provided to staff by the university should be returned to Supply Management Services.

Printer ink & toner

Inkjet and toner cartridges can be recycled with Supply Management Services. Inkjet cartridges can also be dropped off at InfoLink locations across campus, including SUB, HUB Mall, CAB, International Student Services and Student Connect.

Battery recycling

You can easily recycle batteries by using drop-off locations distributed in offices across the university. Anyone can use InfoLink locations across campus, including SUB, HUB Mall, CAB, International Student Services and Student Connect. Many offices also have a drop-off bin provided by Facilities & Operations (if your building does not have a drop-off, please email jkwasny@ualberta.ca to make a request).

Rechargeable batteries are commonly found in cordless power tools, cordless phones, laptop computers, cellphones, cameras, biomedical equipment, and in other devices.

We accept all dry-cell rechargeable batteries weighing up to 5 kg, including: nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd), lithium ion (Li-Ion), nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) and nickel zinc (Ni-ZN) and small sealed lead acid (SSLA/Pb).

Single-use batteries are not reusable when they lose their charge. They are commonly found in remote controls, watches, hearing aids, backup fire alarms, electronics, toys, and in other devices.

We accept all dry-cell single-use batteries weighing up to 5 kg such as: alkaline (AA, AAA, etc.) and lithium (not to be confused with lithium ion).

Mobile phones and their batteries are some of the easiest electronics to recycle. They can be refurbished for resale or recycled and the materials used in new products.

More info

Jessie Kwasny, Waste Diversion/Recycling Coordinator

jkwasny@ualberta.ca

780-492-3705