E-Waste is the fastest growing waste in NA and it does not decompose. Heavy metals and plastic leach into the ground and contaminate our ground water. The Physical Resources dept will pick up your e-waste and dispose of it properly through our partnership with Greentec. The money raised is used to subsidize our fluorescents disposal costs and is also donated to The Nature Conservancy. To place a work order, please fill out an IService request or fill out a Surplus Disposal form on the Physical Resources website. There is a drop-off location for e-waste items at 202 Regina St. loading dock.
Approved E-waste Items:
Monitors, towers, keyboards, laptops & computers, scanners, printers, computer mice, TV's, and fax machines.
Unapproved E-Waste Items:
Microwaves, photocopiers, movies or LCD projectors.
Batteries can be dropped off at the following Waterloo campus locations:
Faculty of Science Room N1048
ITS Room BA313C
Accessible Learning Room 1C11
Library Admin Room L2-213
Most types of batteries are accepted for recycling, however, Lithium (Li) batteries must have their terminals taped prior to depositing into the bin. Batteries generated from workplace activities are accepted - household waste cannot be accepted.
Computer Reuse Program
In an informal manner, the Faculty of Education and ITS has partnered to repair and refresh older laptops (after wiping the disks of all data) and sends them on to Haiti for use in the school system there.