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recycling_programThank you for your interest in recycling your used technology. We all are affected when computers are buried, burned, dumped or destroyed, so thank you for doing your part to keep us and the Earth a little cleaner!

At this time, Sky’s the Limit does not take used technology but we will accept relatively new laptops if available. The reason we take laptops are:

  • STL is a national organization and ships the computers to recipients. Due to their smaller size & lighter weight, distributing laptops reduces shipping costs so that we can in turn provide more laptops to more youth.
  • Many recipients do not have access to the Internet at home. However, thanks to portability and wireless capability, laptops provide an access point that desktops cannot.

Disclaimer
Please note that STL does not not endorse any of the organizations set out below, nor do we endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer. The list set out below is to serve as a reference only. Such information contained below is for information purposes only.

STL does not make any recommendation or endorsement as to any services or products, or to any material submitted by those entities listed below. Computer viruses can be transmitted via email or other means. You should check your e-mails and any attachments for the presence of viruses. STL accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted, or any other damage caused, by refurbished laptops provided by STL. Although STL has taken reasonable precautions to ensure no viruses, or other damage, are present on our refurbished laptops, STL cannot accept, and disclaims all, responsibility for any loss and/or damage arising from the use of such refurbished laptops.

Comprehensive list of refurbishers

The Americas
The Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC) promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry. Their goal is to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities where electronics are produced and discarded by requiring consumer electronics manufacturers and brand owners to take full responsibility for the life cycle of their products, through effective public policy requirements or enforceable agreements. Click here for refurbishers across the US & some in Canada.

E-Solutions USA adheres to current EPA and local government regulatory standards and follows a strict zero-landfill policy. In their electronics recycling process, equipment that cannot be re-used or sold is carefully demanufactured to prevent damage to components and commodities that may be of use elsewhere. In many cases, much of the material can be re-introduced back into the manufacturing stream where it can be used in the fabrication of new products.

Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP): GEEP’S experience, capabilities and state-of-the-art facilities allow them to service their customers like few others can. With seven locations in the U.S. and Canada, over 700 employees, 200 million pounds processed per year and over 600,000 electronic products remarketed for reuse each year, you can be assured that GEEP has the strength and systems in place to be “The Responsible Alternative” for all your electronics recycling and remarketing needs.

GreenDisk handles all your technotrash disposal needs from a CD to a PC and just about everything in between. You can stop worrying about what to do with all of that old technotrash piling up in your office, store room, attic, or garage. Let GreenDisk safely and securely destroy your old data, recover reusable components, and recycle all of the rest of your accumulated technotrash – all at your convenience, at home or at work.

Since 1997, TechSoup has been helping develop the electronics reuse field. Their vision is twofold: divert significantly greater amounts of discarded material from landfills to reduce toxic computer waste, and create positive social change by making discarded computers available to schools, nonprofits, and low-income families. Find a collection of articles and research that explain the electronic reuse field from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

Verizon Wireless recycles old netbooks and electronic devices from any provider including cell phones, tablets, netbooks and mobile hotspot devices. When you recycle your used devices, you may be eligible to receive a Verizon Wireless gift card. For every recycled device, Verizon will make a $1 contribution to HopeLine®.
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Canada
Computers for Schools (CFS), co-founded in 1993 by Industry Canada and the TelecomPioneers, refurbishes computers and related equipment donated by governments and businesses. These computers are distributed across Canada to schools, libraries and registered not-for-profit learning organizations. Your organization can help to significantly increase the number of computers going to public schools, libraries and not-for profit organizations by reinvesting your surplus IT equipment through Computers For Schools. Click here to donate or for more information.

The Electronic Recycling Assocation (ERA) accepts donations of computer equipment from companies and individuals throughout Canada, refurbishes it and distributes it to charitable organizations. The ERA issues a gift-in-kind receipt for the market value of the donated equipment. Please indicate that your donation was referred by STL. Thank you for thinking of us! 1.877.9.EWASTE joanna@era.ca
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Ontario
Do What You Can was created to decrease the amount of potentially hazardous material accumulating in our landfills by the Ontario Government. The Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) is a non-profit industry organization that encourages reuse, recycling and, if needed, proper disposal of unwanted electronic equipment. Find out what kind of equipment can be dropped off near you by clicking on the tabs.

Greentec International is a world leader in reverse logistics and recycling. Annually, they collect millions of print cartridges, cell phones and used electronics and prepare them for remanufacturing. They provide logistics, testing, data security, recycling and remarketing solutions to retailers, manufacturers and businesses of all sizes. Providing the means to re-use products makes a world of difference for their customers and for the environment. Locations in: Cambridge, Mississauga, St. Jacobs, Strathroy-Caradoc, Metcalfe, Hamilton, Guelf, Stratford, & Gananoque.
1.888.858.1515
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Toronto
ACubed IT: Their free computer recycling service is an eco friendly program and designed around the greenest available options, this is their way of ensuring old computers are disposed of correctly. Their green recycling program is easy to use with ZERO cost to you for disposing of your old computer(s), no pickup charges and no hidden fees. Click here to fill out a request form.

25 Richview Road, Suite #705, Toronto, ON M9A 4Y3
416-GET-CUBED (416-438-2823)

ADL Process Electronics Recyling: Customers are provided with a Certificate of Destruction upon request. This states that the electrical waste received has been physically destroyed recycled and is no longer useable or saleable. Tracking of equipment through the recycling process.Collection and removal of electronic waste from your premise. Scheduled pick up service at times most convenient for customer.Detailed reporting of materials collected, including item quantities and weights. 500 Keele St. Unit 205, Toronto, ON M6N 3C9, 416-769-5625, info@adlprocess.com

Arlen Recycling Inc.: Environmental Protection Through Computer and Electronics Recycling. Arlen Recycling Inc. specializes in the recycling of computers and electronics. We are a full service recycling company with operations in Canada & the United States. We specialize in recycling surplus and obsolete electronic equipment. With over 25 years of recycling experience and a vast knowledge of computer and electronic recycling, Arlen Recycling Inc can meet all of your company’s recycling solution needs. We pride ourselves on maintaining an enthusiastic commitment to protecting the environment through computer and electronics recycling. 601 Canarctic Drive, Toronto, ON M3J 2P9, 416-800-1899. arnold@arlens.com

City of Toronto: To find out where you can drop off your old computer for recycling, check out the Solid Waste Drop-off Depot chart. See the list that’s third from the right titled “Computers” for exact drop-off depot locations.
Computation Ltd. has been providing environmentally sensitive computer & e-waste recycling in tandem with secure electronic data destruction services since 2001. These services are essential in their delivering a complete solution to clients committed to not only complying with environmental and privacy related regulations and norms, but staying steps ahead. 280 Jane St., Toronto, Ontario M6S 3Z2. 416.910.4358, service@computation.to

The Electronic Recycling Assocation (ERA) accepts donations of computer equipment from companies and individuals throughout Canada, refurbishes it and distributes it to charitable organizations. The ERA issues a gift-in-kind receipt for the market value of the donated equipment. Please indicate that your donation was referred by STL.

1-877-9-EWASTE
Electronics Recycling Services: They help you safely and securely remove all electronic waste from your premises and ensure it is properly disposed of or recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. Drop off your household electronic waste at one of their convenient locations or at a community event near you.
Heritage Skills Development Centre (HSDC): is a non-profit organization established in 1993 with a mission to improve the health, social, cultural, & economic self-sufficiency of refugees, new immigrant Women, at-risk youth and other marginalized individuals. A great way to help their clients is to donate used computers and peripherals. The HSDC then fixes them up and provides an entire system (computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse including Windows software and MS Office) to their clients in need. A system costs between $25 and $50 and helps the HSDC maintain the IT volunteer through TTC tokens.

Shift Recycling provides a convenient and secure electronic equipment recycling solution for individuals, businesses and public institutions. They offer a pick-up service, collection bins, organize collection events and help to tailor recycling solutions for an organization’s needs. They ensure that all data is securely treated and all hardware is reused, refurbished and ultimately recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. 145 Fenmar Dr Toronto, ON M9L 1M7, 416-995-4202, info@shiftrecycling.com

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Barrie
The Electronic Recycling Assocation (ERA) accepts donations of computer equipment from companies and individuals throughout Canada, refurbishes it and distributes it to charitable organizations. The ERA issues a gift-in-kind receipt for the market value of the donated equipment. Please indicate that your donation was referred by STL. 705-999-1245

Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP): GEEP’S experience, capabilities and state-of-the-art facilities allow them to service their customers like few others can. With seven locations in the U.S. and Canada, over 700 employees, 200 million pounds processed per year and over 600,000 electronic products remarketed for reuse each year, you can be assured that GEEP has the strength and systems in place to be “The Responsible Alternative” for all your electronics recycling and remarketing needs. 220 John St, Barrie, ON, L4N 2L2, 705-725-1919

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Bolton
Harding & Associates: Free environmentally friendly disposal of your unwanted electrical and electronics equipment. Harding & Associates are officially partnered in the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) program for all electronic accessories. 10 MacEwan Drive, Unit 4, Bolton, ON L7E 1H1, 905-951-9099, Jon@harding-associates.ca

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Brampton
Community Environment Alliance “Share IT” program: The mandate of Share-IT program is to collect obsolete/discarded/unused computers and peripherals from household and business storage to distribute the reusable equipments to newcomers and low-income families. Unusable equipments and components are recycled in an environmentally safe way ensuring 100% diversion from landfills. By making one’s waste another’s resource, the Share-IT program aims to strengthen resource conservation and community sustainability. 7-222 Advance Boulevard, Brampton, ON L6T 4Y7, 905.463.9941, info@communityenvironment.org

SIMS Recycling Solutions end-of-life electronics recycling service ensures that all products and components are fully disassembled and destroyed. Although a modest fee is charged for the processing of electronic equipment, Sims will recycle all of the raw materials through certified downstream vendors. 275 Steelwell Road, Brampton, Ontario, L6T 0C8, 416-315-5015, info@saveourplanet.ca

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Hamilton
greenBYTErelies on donations of computer systems and peripherals from the community to continue to provide their services. greenBYTE will gratefully accept donations of used working computer equipment or peripheral devices. These donations will be refurbished and used locally to support their programs. 969 Upper Ottawa St, Hamilton, ON L8T 4V9, 905-387-8389, tech.greenbyte@cogeco.net

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Ottawa
The Electronic Recycling Assocation (ERA) accepts donations of computer equipment from companies and individuals throughout Canada, refurbishes it and distributes it to charitable organizations. The ERA issues a gift-in-kind receipt for the market value of the donated equipment. Please indicate that your donation was referred by STL. 613-800-3885

Take it Back! The City’s award-winning Take it Back! program encourages local businesses to “take back” many of the household materials that they sell, and to ensure they are reused, recycled or disposed of properly. This program provides a convenient and safe way for residents of Ottawa to return to participating retailers many household items that should not go in the garbage. As well, the program has become an alternative to the residential recycling boxes and Household Hazardous Waste depots. For example, used motor oil, which is accepted at City-run Household Hazardous Waste depots, can be conveniently brought back to many gas stations, garages and car dealerships listed in the program. 613-580-2424 x 22837

Mississauga
Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP): GEEP’S experience, capabilities and state-of-the-art facilities allow them to service their customers like few others can. With seven locations in the U.S. and Canada, over 700 employees, 200 million pounds processed per year and over 600,000 electronic products remarketed for reuse each year, you can be assured that GEEP has the strength and systems in place to be “The Responsible Alternative” for all your electronics recycling and remarketing needs. 7686 Bath Road, Mississauga,ON, L4T 1L2, 1-905-405-0166

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Sudbury
Renewed Computer Technology (RCT) is a non-profit organization that refurbishes and recycles computer equipment donated to RCT by corporations and government offices. The organization’s headquarters is in Mississagua, Ontario and there are six refurbishing centres across the province. The Sudbury Refurbishment Centre opened in 1998, and works with centres located in Timmins and Sturgeon Falls, to serve the northeastern region of Ontario. 943 Notre Dame, Unit 4, Sudbury, ON P3A 2T7, 705-222-6037, acarriere@rcto.ca

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Windsor
Computers For Kids is a registered charity whose goal is to seek out serviceable electronic donations, both personal and corporate, so that they may assist the children of their community with computer access. 4150 Sandwich St, Windsor, ON, Canada, N9C 1C5, 519.253.KIDS (5437),info@cfkcanada.org

Alberta
Alberta Recycling: The Alberta Recycling Management Authority is a not-for-profit association responsible for managing Alberta’s tire and electronics recycling programs. Known simply as “Alberta Recycling,” the organization reports to the Minister of Environment and is run by a Board of Directors representing many stakeholder groups.

Computation Ltd. has been providing environmentally sensitive computer & e-waste recycling in tandem with secure electronic data destruction services since 2001. These services are essential in our delivering a complete solution to clients committed to not only complying with environmental and privacy related regulations and norms, but staying steps ahead.
service@computation.ca 1-866-910-4358

The Electronic Recycling Assocation (ERA) accepts donations of computer equipment from companies and individuals throughout Canada, refurbishes it and distributes it to charitable organizations. The ERA issues a gift-in-kind receipt for the market value of the donated equipment. Please indicate that your donation was referred by STL. 1) 1301 34th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 1v8, 403-262-4488, 2) 11404 143 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5M 1V6, 780-455-2088

Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP): GEEP’S experience, capabilities and state-of-the-art facilities allow them to service their customers like few others can. With seven locations in the U.S. and Canada, over 700 employees, 200 million pounds processed per year and over 600,000 electronic products remarketed for reuse each year, you can be assured that GEEP has the strength and systems in place to be “The Responsible Alternative” for all your electronics recycling and remarketing needs. 2 locations in Alberta: 1) 950 – 64th Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 8S8, 1-866-339-8137, 2) 13111 Meridian St. NE, Suite 700,Edmonton, AB, T6S 1G9, 1-780-475-6545

Redemtech: Recycling computers is the last thing we want to do. But it is also something we do better—and more responsibly—than anyone else in the world. Our policy is simple: we don’t export e-waste, we don’t incinerate it, we don’t landfill it and we don’t use prison labor to recycle it. This policy is supported by mature, well-documented processes, complete reporting on the disposition of every asset and auditable controls, which allows us to deliver:

  • Equipment demanufacturing that ensures all reusable parts and raw materials are safely harvested
  • Downstream verification that assets are disposed in compliance with our policies, customer requirements and legal obligations
  • Unlimited waiver of liability

1825, 32nd Avenue NE, Unit #3, Calgary, AB T2E 7C8, 1-866-339-8137 or 403-219-3137, info@redemtech.com
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British Columbia
The Electronic Recycling Assocation (ERA) accepts donations of computer equipment from companies and individuals throughout Canada, refurbishes it and distributes it to charitable organizations. The ERA issues a gift-in-kind receipt for the market value of the donated equipment. Please indicate that your donation was referred by STL.

1) #38 East 69th Ave., Vancouver, BC, V5X 4K6
604-215-4483

2) Victoria call: 250-999-0883
Encorp Pacific (Canada)is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, product stewardship corporation with beverage container management as our core business. Their mandate is to develop, manage and improve systems to recover used packaging and end-of-life products from consumers and ensure that they are properly recycled and not land-filled or incinerated.
206 – 2250 Boundary Rd., Burnaby, BC V5M 3Z3, 1-800-330-9767, encorp@encorpinc.com

Free Geek is a nonprofit community organisation that reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and recycling donated technology. Through community engagement we provide education, job skills training, Internet access and free or low cost computers to the public. Free Geek accepts ALL computers and computer-related hardware, in ANY condition FREE OF CHARGE. Click here to fill out a form and they will contact you with in 2 business days. 1820 Pandora St.,Vancouver, BC V5L 1M5, 604-879-GEEK (4335), 1820 Pandora St.,Vancouver, BC V5L 1M5, 604-879-GEEK (4335)

Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP): GEEP’S experience, capabilities and state-of-the-art facilities allow them to service their customers like few others can. With seven locations in the U.S. and Canada, over 700 employees, 200 million pounds processed per year and over 600,000 electronic products remarketed for reuse each year, you can be assured that GEEP has the strength and systems in place to be “The Responsible Alternative” for all your electronics recycling and remarketing needs. 10281 Grace Road, Unit 100, Surrey, BC, V3V 3V7, 1-604-584-4455

PC Galore provides consumers with a safe, convenient way to recycle e-waste and reduce the amount of computer equipment entering the landfill. They work in partnership with several different firms that specialize in the recycling of computer related equipment. The computers are broken down into their component parts and eventually remanufactured into new computers. 2744 West 4th Ave., Vancouver, BC, V6K 1R1, 1-604-732-7816
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Manitoba
Green Manitoba is pleased to announce the return of the E-waste Roundup program for 2010. The provincial e-waste recycling program includes twenty-nine collection depots throughout Manitoba. These e-waste depots are organized into two categories: nineteen temporary depots (available from May 1 – October 30) and ten year-round depots. E-waste Roundup depots accept residential e-waste free-of-charge at the point of drop-off. For more information, visit their Electronic Waste page. 1200-155 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3H8, 204-945-3268, Toll Free in Manitoba: 1-866-460-3118
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New Brunswick
Computation Ltd. has been providing environmentally sensitive computer & e-waste recycling in tandem with secure electronic data destruction services since 2001. These services are essential in our delivering a complete solution to clients committed to not only complying with environmental and privacy related regulations and norms, but staying steps ahead. service@computation.ca, 1-866-910-4358

Westmorland-Albert Solid Waste Corporation: The electronic recycling program started on January 1, 2004 and it was the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada. Electronics from WASWC are sent to Triple R Telecom of Saint John, NB, or to ADL Process of Toronto, ON, where all of the components are recycled. These companies shred all of the electronics and separate the metals and plastics. Hazardous materials are also removed and dealt with responsibly, keeping them out of landfills and the environment. Each stream is then sent to various smelters for recovery and is used in recycled materials. 2024 Route 128, Berry Mills, Moncton, NB E1C 8J5, 506-877-1040
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Nova Scotia
Atlantic Canada Electronics Stewardship (ACES) Association is a not-for-profit association registered in Nova Scotia under the Societies Act. It represents brand owners, manufacturers, retailers and other stakeholders who are committed to collecting and recycling electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner. ACES is responsible for all aspects of the Nova Scotia Electronics Recycling Program that has been approved by the Province of Nova Scotia. Box 141, 14 Court Street, Suite 200, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 3H7, 1-877-774-3260, info@acestewardship.ca
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The Electronic Recycling Assocation (ERA) accepts donations of computer equipment from companies and individuals throughout Canada, refurbishes it and distributes it to charitable organizations. The ERA issues a gift-in-kind receipt for the market value of the donated equipment. Please indicate that your donation was referred by STL. Dartmouth: 902-982-4069

Quebec
Computation Ltd. has been providing environmentally sensitive computer & e-waste recycling in tandem with secure electronic data destruction services since 2001. These services are essential in our delivering a complete solution to clients committed to not only complying with environmental and privacy related regulations and norms, but staying steps ahead.
7080 Rue Alexandra, Suite 101, Montreal, Quebec H2S 3J5, 514.504.4358, 1.866.910.4358, services@computation.to

The Electronic Recycling Assocation (ERA) accepts donations of computer equipment from companies and individuals throughout Canada, refurbishes it and distributes it to charitable organizations. The ERA issues a gift-in-kind receipt for the market value of the donated equipment. Please indicate that your donation was referred by STL. Montreal: 514-500-0574

Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP): GEEP’S experience, capabilities and state-of-the-art facilities allow them to service their customers like few others can. With seven locations in the U.S. and Canada, over 700 employees, 200 million pounds processed per year and over 600,000 electronic products remarketed for reuse each year, you can be assured that GEEP has the strength and systems in place to be “The Responsible Alternative” for all your electronics recycling and remarketing needs. 1615 – 55th Avenue, Dorval, QC, H9P 2W3, 1-888-326-7972

Redemtech: Recycling computers is the last thing we want to do. But it is also something we do better—and more responsibly—than anyone else in the world. Our policy is simple: we don’t export e-waste, we don’t incinerate it, we don’t landfill it and we don’t use prison labor to recycle it. This policy is supported by mature, well-documented processes, complete reporting on the disposition of every asset and auditable controls, which allows us to deliver:

  • Equipment demanufacturing that ensures all reusable parts and raw materials are safely harvested
  • Downstream verification that assets are disposed in compliance with our policies, customer requirements and legal obligations
  • Unlimited waiver of liability

1615, 55e/th Ave., Dorval, QC H9P 2W3, 1-888-326-7972 or 514-636-9625, info@redemtech.com
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Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Waste Electronic Equipment Program (SWEEP)is a non-profit corporation established by manufacturers, retailers, and other stakeholders for the purpose of coordinating the collection and recycling of obsolete electronic equipment. PO Box 32102, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4N 7L2, 1-888-350-6555, contact@sweepit.ca
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