This chart displays results over the last five years. The amount recycled this year indicates a stabilization in processing volumes, following a period of declining volumes, resulting from a gradual recovery in the Alberta economy.
Albertans are regularly polled to measure their support for the program and over the past five years, commitment to electronics recycling has remained strong.
Collection and recycling of electronics
R&D; Program awareness
Costs to deliver the program
Albertans are regularly polled to measure their support for the program and over the past five years,
commitment to electronics recycling has remained strong.
Registered Recyclers pick up TVs and computer products from businesses and institutions and from 353 recycling depots across the province. They transport the material back to their facilities (all located in Alberta) where they break down each item, separating the materials into metals, plastic and glass. These commodities are then shipped back into the manufacturing supply chain. Following are results from the past three years, revealing a year-over-year decrease in glass and plastic which could be indicative of a decrease in cathode-ray-tube TVs and monitors available for recycling.
Since 2004, 13,670 tonnes of hazardous material has been safely and properly handled during the recycling process. Following are results from the past three years showing some of the substances of concern diverted from the landfill.
ARMA oversees end-of-life processing of tires, electronics, paint and used oil materials on behalf of the province. Since 1992, ARMA has worked with a broad spectrum of stakeholders to shape recycling policy, create a value-added processing system, minimize waste entering landfills and to act as collective stewards of Alberta’s environment.