Spring Cleaning Recycles 3,500 Pounds of eWaste

Spring Cleaning Recycles 3,500 Pounds of eWaste

More than 3,500 pounds of electronic waste was recycled as employees brought their old laptops, fax machines, televisions and other items that no longer work to recycling collection bins on February 20 and 21 at three BC Hydro locations: Edmonds, Powertech and Central Park Place.

“We appreciate Compugen offering our employees the opportunity to know that their electronic equipment will be taken care of in an environmentally responsible manner, just as we do with our BC Hydro assets,” said Sophia Tham, Manager IT Services and Infrastructure. “We are also grateful to Telus for providing personnel to ensure that BC Hydro assets are returned to IT Services in the proper manner and Lead by Example for coordinating efforts with Properties and the Green Teams.”

Collection bins at Edmonds were marked with flags to make them extra visible for those wishing to recycle items.

To make the best use of old IT equipment, Compugen offers the Green4Good program. Through the program, Compugen arranges for BC Hydro computers that no longer meet BC Hydro’s needs but are still working, to be wiped of all information and then donated to schools or charities. The employee collection held on February 20 and 21, was for electronic items that no longer worked; these items were collected to be destroyed and recycled responsibly.