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Convince the public and businesses to recycle their high-tech waste instead of sending it to the landfill, through incentives, advertising campaigns, recycling events and other unique measures.
Ensure that each part of every device is reused to its maximum potential. Intelligent recycling also means upgrading, reusing and remarketing parts or devices that are still serviceable.
When devices are received at our recycling plant, they are first sorted and separated by category. Each product category must be processed in a specific way by qualified staff.
Let’s take the example of an office computer to illustrate Green Computer’s processing and recycling sequence. A customer brings a computer to one of our collection points. We then send it to our recycling facility, where a worker places the computer in a bin for that type of product. Once that bin is full, it is sent to a disassembly station where a computer specialist disassembles each computer into 12 to 16 different components. More than half of these components are then sent to testing stations to verify that they are still operational and to check their performance.
Once the tests have been completed, defective parts are sent to processing plants for materials recycling. Some defective parts, such as hard drives, are sent to repair stations where we have achieved a success rate of better than 60%. Repaired parts are then sent to upgrading stations.
Parts in working order are sent directly to upgrade stations for final preparation. The upgrade station cleans, classifies, packages and prepares for resale parts that have successfully passed operating and performance tests. All upgraded parts will be reused in the computer market.
Published on May 20, 2015
We are pleased to confirm that the event held this past Saturday, May 16, at our four collection points (Carrefour Trois-Rivières-Ouest, Galeries du Cap, Plaza de la Mauricie and Grande Place des Bois-Francs) was a success right down the line! Several tonnes of computers and electronic devices are now being recycled instead of ending up in the landfill as household waste. Four 53-foot trailers were filled over the course of the day. As promised, the profits from recycling these materials will be donated to Leucan. Green Computer will write a cheque for $4,886.50 to help improve services available to sick children.
The grand prize of a $2,000 travel credit was drawn this morning in the presence of Leucan Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec representative Ms. Carol Beaudry and Mr. Martin Magny, official spokesperson for Recyclo-thon 2015. The winner is a contributor who brought merchandise to the Victoriaville collection point. This person’s name will be officially announced this weekend and photos of the event will be unveiled.
I wish to take this opportunity to thank our generous sponsors once again, as well as all our media partners and the volunteers and citizens involved, who all helped make this event a success.
We eagerly look forward to the 2016 edition of Recyclo-Thon!
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