French Union of Montreal Hosts E-Waste Collection and Data Destruction Event

Do you have a closet or drawer filled with electronics collecting dust? Are you looking to safely and securely dispose of them? Your old device could make a huge difference in the life of someone in need!

You can help the environment and assist charitable organizations in need of donated tech by bringing down your unwanted computers, laptops, tablets, cellphones, etc to the French Union of Montreal. The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) will be on-site with our hard drive shredder to offer free data destruction for your data storage devices.

Date: Saturday, September 25th, 2021

Time: 10a – 4p

Location: French Union of Montreal – 429 Avenue Viger Est, Montreal

Accepted Items:

  • Consumer Electronics (gaming consoles, iPods and mp3 players, stereo equipment)
  • Desktop Computers (PC & Mac, monitors, parts, motherboards)
  • Handheld devices (smartphones, cell phones, tablets)
  • Laptops (PC & Mac, docking stations, parts, cables)
  • Printers (Inkjet & Laserjet, plotters, copiers, scanners, fax machines)
  • Peripherals (Keyboards, mice, CD/DVD ROMs, cards, accessories)
  • Phone Systems
  • Racks and miscellaneous (Server racks, lab equipment, disk arrays)
  • Servers (Rackmount, stand-alone, all brands)
  • Software (operating system, editing, design)
  • Specialty items (Cisco networking, switches, routers)

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.