BRINGING HUMANITY INTO ELECTRONICS
The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to address the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing ‘digital divide’. For over ten years, ERA has offered simple solutions to help individuals and organizations prevent operational equipment from premature destruction. With a focus on recovery, refurbishment and reuse, ERA continuously supplies charitable groups with donated IT equipment while securely managing the retiring IT assets of organizations and individuals across Canada. We believe that reuse before recycling is critical in managing the waste created by computer hardware, and by offering industry leading data destruction for all equipment we receive, we have securely repurposed hundreds of tons of equipment. Because not everything ERA receives can be reasonably repurposed, we have partnered with certified recycling organizations to process equipment that has reached the end of its productive life.
To foster a better community by reducing electronic waste and enabling the non-profit sector to achieve excellence by providing for their IT needs through computer donation and computer recycling.
To reduce electronic waste and the negative impact it has on our environment, and to reuse unwanted computers and related electronic equipment through recovery, refurbishment and computer donation programs.
The Electronic Recycling Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing electronic waste through the reuse and recycling of unwanted computers, laptops and related electronic equipment.
The Electronic Recycling Association’s key mandate is to reduce electronic waste. Most households and businesses have unwanted electronics taking up valuable storage space because they aren’t aware of disposal options, or are concerned about data security on their devices. We prevent unwanted computers, laptops and related electronic equipment from being prematurely destroyed or recycled by offering Canadian organizations and individuals secure and accessible disposal options. By focusing on the recovery, refurbishment and reuse of electronics, we are able to maximize their life cycle while providing a necessary service to the public and valuable IT hardware donations to charities and other non-profit organizations. Our secondary course of action, when equipment does not exhibit any reuse potential, is to recycle computer equipment. The Electronic Recycling Association works with established recyclers to ensure all materials not suitable for donation are appropriately recycled in a responsible, secure and environmentally friendly manner.
Our focus is on reducing unnecessary waste and environmental impact through retiring electronic and IT equipment. By repurposing unwanted electronics, we can donate refurbished equipment to foundations and charities in your community. Recycle your electronic equipment safely and securely with the Electronic Recycling Association.