Photo: The ReStore E-waste and Appliance Recycling program rescued over 400,000 pounds of goods in 2017. Habitat for Humanity is encouraging residents to be environmentally friendly and to take advantage of this FREE, safe, E-Waste and appliance recycling event.
Habitat for Humanity Rings in the New Year with Annual FREE E-Waste & Appliance Recycling Event
Continuing an annual new year’s tradition Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex will be holding two simultaneous Electronic Waste and Small Appliance Recycling events on Saturday, January 6th, 2018. The ReStore E-waste and Appliance Recycling program rescued over 400,000 pounds of goods in 2017.
Habitat for Humanity is encouraging residents to be environmentally friendly and to take advantage of this FREE, safe, recycling event.
Says Fiona Coughlin, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex “Unwanted electronics and appliances should never end up in landfills. Most of the steel, glass, copper, aluminum, plastics and precious metals in electronic products can be removed and made into new products. Many computers, printers and televisions can be reused, further cutting down on waste. Funds raised through recycling and appliance reclamation make home building possible.”
Residents of Windsor-Essex County are invited and encouraged to support this effort by bringing their unwanted, outdated and obsolete electronics and small appliances to either of the Home Depot locations in Windsor. Residents can recycle devices such as computers and peripherals, laptops, monitors, keyboards, copiers, VCRs, DVD players, printer/fax machines, phones, cell phones, pagers, radios, televisions, microwaves, toasters, can openers and toaster/convection ovens.
“Through Habitat for Humanity, home ownership has been made a reality for 62 families in Windsor-Essex. Without our recycling programs and ReStores, building homes would not be possible. The operation of the ReStores also means that 100% of donated funds go directly toward building homes in our community. Your support of the ReStore will allow us to build all across Essex County. We have builds planned in Leamington, Kingsville, Windsor, and even Stoney Point”, Coughlin adds.
Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex’s mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. You can support Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex by donating or shopping at the Restore at 3064 Devon Dr. in Windsor, or 1 Iroquois – Unit 2 in Leamington.
Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 56 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global non-profit working in more than 70 countries.
Please visit the following locations on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 10am -4pm to drop off your E-Waste:
- Home Depot (South) 1925 Division Rd., Windsor
- Home Depot (East) 6570 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor