Electronics Recycling in Toronto

What services does Revolution deliver in Toronto?

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

    We take away the old computers and more from your Toronto business.
    Receive a Certificate of Destruction with each job.
    Every business we work with receives a Certificate of Recycling to help track your environmental impact.

About Toronto and electronics recycling

  • Toronto has a population of 5,928,040, generating 59,280,400 lbs of e-waste annually.

  • Toronto has more than 216,000 business that also need to dispose of old electronics.

  • Toronto is the largest city in Canada and as such, it accounts for about one-fifth of all e-waste generated in the country.

Latest news from 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 Toronto recycles their e-waste is through education. Here are the best of our recent posts.

Certified e-waste recycling in Toronto

Not all electronics recyclers are created equal. Unfortunately, there are a lot of “recyclers” that don’t do what they say they are going to do. What is someone in Toronto looking to dispose of their old electronics, junk computers and outdated smartphones to do?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.

Revolution is a proud member of NAID-Canada, the national association representing companies that specialize in secure information and document destruction. Learn more about our certifications.

Did you know?

With more than 59,280,400 lbs of e-waste and old electronics being generated in Toronto annually, the environment could be in danger if is not disposed of properly.

  • There is mercury in LED and LCD monitors and televisions. One gram of mercury contaminates 1000 litres of water, rendering it unsuitable for human consumption.
  • More than 40 million tons of e-waste and old electronics are generated annually worldwide, much of which is not recycled.
  • It takes 530 lbs of fossil fuel to manufacture one monitor and computer.
  • Companies like Revolution that facilitate proper electronics recycling ensure zero environmental contamination.

Revolution services the following areas in the Greater Toronto Area

  • York
  • Scarborough
  • Etobicoke
  • Halton
  • Newmarket
  • Aurora
  • Durham
  • Thornhill
  • Peel
  • Richmond Hill

Recycling your e-Waste in Toronto

Toronto is the biggest city in Canada, the financial capital of the country and contributes 20% of the national GDP. The sheer size of Toronto means that every day, there is a huge amount of electronics waste generated and disposal of end-of-life electronics is a pressing question for many businesses. As the top city for immigrants to Canada and with a growing reputation as a destination for foreign tech workers, demand for electronics in Toronto and the need for electronics recycling will keep expanding rapidly as the population increases and the tech industry continues to evolve.

How Do I Recycle My Business E-Waste in Toronto?

Safe and effective electronics recycling exists but many businesses in Toronto don’t know how to access information about electronics recycling at work. While they want to dispose of e-waste the correct way, sometimes they are not sure of the safest and most effective recycling options. And as a busy owner, you don’t have a lot of time to look into it. Since unwanted electronics are an increasingly bigger portion of the solid waste being generated in Ontario, it’s imperative that we divert as much as possible from the waste stream. Did you know that about 90% of electronics components (including glass, plastic, gold, silver, copper and palladium) can be made into new products?

Revolution Recycling Can Help With Toronto E-Waste

Items for electronics recycling can also be picked up by businesses such as Revolution Recycling, a globally-certified, R2 accredited and EPRA-certified recycler in Toronto. Revolution offers pickups within 48 hours for businesses with 25 or more items or pickup for a reasonable fee for fewer items. It operates in accordance with several recognized recycling initiatives including the aforementioned EPRA (Electronics Products Recycling Association), OES (Ontario Electronic Stewardship) and NAID-Canada (National Association for Information Destruction).

Options for Recycling Residential Electronics in Toronto

The City of Toronto has free collection for unwanted electronics to ensure they are disposed of safely, recycled and kept out of landfill.

The list of acceptable items includes everything from cell and home phones to speakers, computer cables, printers and fax machines and much more. Electronic items can be put out on garbage day for pickup, brought to a Drop-off DepotCommunity Environment Day or donated for reuse.

  • City of Toronto Drop-Off Depot: 120 Disco Road, Etobicoke
  • City of Toronto Drop-Off Depot: 1 Transfer Place, Scarborough
  • City of Toronto Drop-Off Depot: 400 Commissioners St, Toronto
  • City of Toronto Drop-Off Depot: 35 Vanley Crescent, North York
  • City of Toronto Drop-Off Depot: 3350 Victoria Park Ave, North York

There have never been more options for recycling electronics in Toronto. Keeping these products out of the waste stream is a win-win-win for the environment, for homes and for businesses. Let’s keep up the good work!