The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is involved with the community in many different ways throughout the year from our donation activity to our collection & data security events. Last March, we partnered with the police department in the city of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu for Fraud Prevention Month. The public was invited to drop off their unwanted electronics to be disposed of safely and securely and also had the opportunity to physically destroy any data storage devices with the use of our hard drive shredder for free. There we met a representative from the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Volunteer Action Center who was in need of some IT equipment for their organization. The ERA was happy to provide them with 2 laptops and a printer which will help them on their mission to provide home care for the elderly.
The Saint-Jean Volunteer Action Center (Centre D’Action Bénévole de Saint-Jean) provides the population and community organizations in the region with various services. Check out their website here for more information.
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 fifteen 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.
The ERA works with charities across the country to provide refurbished electronics for their programs. This gives them access to reliable technology while allowing them to apply their resources to what they’re good at: developing programs to help Canadians struggling with poverty, health concerns or are otherwise experiencing misfortune. Because the Electronic Recycling Association is an advocate of equality, we are not specifically affiliated with a given charity. The ERA helps hundreds of charitable organizations each year through the donation of necessary computer equipment. Organizations qualified for donations through ERA’s donation program include: registered charities, non-profit organizations, care facilities (seniors homes, hospitals, daycares, etc.) and educational institutions.