Electronics Recycling in Kanata

What services does Revolution deliver in Kanata?

Revolution makes electronics recycling in Kanata easy. Contact us and your recycling challenge is solved!

    We take away the e-waste from your Kanata business.
    Receive a Certificate of Destruction for each shredding or crushing job.
    Every business we work with receives a Certificate of Recycling to help you track your environmental impact.

About Kanata and E-Waste

  • The city of Kanata has over 117,000 citizens generating over 1,170,000 pounds of e-waste annually.

  • More than 26,000 businesses are active in Kanata that also produce e-waste.

  • As one of the largest suburbs in Ottawa, the population of the area is growing rapidly.

Latest News Fom the World of Electronics Recycling

As the usage of electronics grows, e-waste has become a global problem. Here are some of the interesting things going on around the planet when it comes to solving the e-waste challenge.

Curated blog posts from Revolution

Revolution believes the best way to ensure Kanata recycles their e-waste is through education. Here are the best of our recent posts.

Certified Electronics Recycling in Kanata

Not all electronics recyclers are created equal. Unfortunately, there are a lot of “recyclers” in our industry that don’t do what they say they are going to do. What is someone in Kanata looking to dispose of their laptops, displays and smartphones to do? How can you know you’ve chosen the right recycler to handle your sensitive data? The answer is to ensure your chosen recycler has the right certifications.

The Electronics Recycling Refurb and Reuse Standard is the minimum level of compliance your ITAD service provider and electronics recycler should meet. Maintained by the Recycler Qualification Office (RQO), the ERS 2010 is the minimum standard required by each of Canada’s provincial recycling programs and ensures that Revolution (via Shift) recycles your electronics to the highest Canadian standard. Learn more about our certifications.

Did you know?

If you aren't up-to-date on the latest recycling facts, you are sure to be shocked by the countless tons we're putting to waste.

  • To manufacture a single computer and monitor, it takes 48 pounds of chemicals, 1.5 tonnes of water, and 539 pounds of fossil fuel.
  • The number of cell phones in existence far outweighs the number of people living on our planet. With more than 7.2 billion cell phones in use, the growth rate of mobile devices is about five times higher than the growth of our population.
  • When communities come together to recycle 1 million phones, it receives over 35,000 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, and 33 pounds of palladium for use in other electronics.
  • Overall, we are only recycling about 12.5% of all the e-waste the world is producing, sending billions of tons of recoverable materials into landfills every year.

Revolution services the following areas in Kanata

  • Beaverbrook
  • Bridlewood
  • Glen Cairn
  • Katimavik
  • Kanata Lakes
  • Morgan's Grant
  • Town Centre
  • South March
  • Saddlebrook
  • Marchwood
  • Hazeldean
  • Kanata South

Recycling your e-waste in Kanata

More than 26,000 business operate in Kanata alongside the 117,000 citizens that call the beautiful community home. However, there's one big issue that's impacting the economy and environment at large, and it's something Kanata is just beginning to tackle.

E-Waste Is A Growing Issue

With the number of cell phones in the world outpacing the human population, there is no denying that e-waste has become a tremendous issue everywhere. However, those in Kanata are especially capable of making a huge positive impact.

Kanata is among the largest suburbs in Ottawa and has a rapidly growing population. By adopting the right mindset about e-waste now and sharing knowledge about its importance, Kanata is on the verge of inspiring new and old generations alike to take responsibility for the electronics we no longer want or need.

What to Look for in a Recycler

Looking to make a difference in the community? Kanata is not lacking e-waste recycling programs. Rather, like many cities in Canada, residents and businesses in Kanata are simply facing an information gap. Many people and businesses still don't realize the importance of e-waste recycling. Many think it doesn't even matter while many others don't realize programs already exist in the area to take care of your end-of-life electronics responsibly.

Less than 12.5% of the e-waste we produce actually gets recycled. That leaves a massive amount of e-waste being directed to landfills and incinerators every year, and it's taking a toll on our environments and economies across the nation and beyond. All it takes is one city, even one Kanata resident, to make a calculable impact.

Over 90% of the components in the average electronic device can be recovered and used to make new items, whether the plastic gets recycled into a park bench for the local playground or the precious metals are extracted for jewelry or automotive parts. Every item that is recycled means a healthier environment and a stronger economy.

Get Your Business Involved

Are you looking to make a positive impact as a business owner in Kanata? Kick off an inspiring trend by scheduling an e-waste pickup from Recycling Revolution. Not only will you know that your hazardous waste is being handled properly, you'll also be confident that any data on your devices will be safely and permanently destroyed in the process.

Plus, your business gets a certificate of impact that acts as the perfect introduction for every conscious Kanata resident who walks through your door.