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E-Waste Collection Event at Kwantlen University

Electronic Recycling Association and the Kwantlen Student Association offer responsible disposal of e-waste
Surrey, BC – In recognition of the start of a new school year, the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) has partnered with the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) to host an electronics collection and data destruction event for students, residents and businesses of Surrey, BC. Individuals are invited to bring in unwanted electronic equipment (e-waste) to be confidentially recycled. ERA will have an AmeriShred hard drive shredder onsite to physically destroy hard drives. The KSA’s REBOOT computer repair service will on-site offering advice for repairable computers.
The KSA and ERA have been working together to bring this event to campus and look forward to “be able to offer students a safe and environmentally-friendly option to dispose of their old electronics” says Alex McGowan the VP External Affairs. The hard drive shredder is a “practical and fun opportunity for students to ensure their data cannot be stolen or misplaced.“ The event will take place in the main courtyard at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey campus. Any member of the community can bring computers, laptops, printers, keyboards, mice and cellphones for recycling to the event.

Event: Electronic Recycling & Hard Drive Shredding Day
Date: Thursday September 24, 2015
Location: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey Campus
12666 72 Ave, Surrey, BC, Main Courtyard
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST

For anyone unable to attend the event, the Kwantlen Student Association has ERA secure drop bins on the KPU Surrey and Richmond campuses until September 30, 2015. Any items accepted by ERA for recycling can be dropped in the bins during business hours at KSA REBOOT offices (Cedar 1225, Surrey Campus and in the KSA Lounge adjacent the Library on Richmond Campus).

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For more information please contact:
Alex McGowan, VP External Affairs
Kwantlen Student Association
604.599.2110 external@kusa.ca
Kristi Gartner, Marketing & Communications Manager
Electronic Recycling Association
403-262.4488 ext. 104 Kristi@era.ca

About the Kwantlen Student Association
The KSA represents more than 17,500 students enrolled at the four Metro Vancouver campuses of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The KSA actively seeks to enhance campus life, delivers student services, supports on-campus activities, and provides support for our student members.

About the Electronic Recycling Association
Established in 2004, the ERA is a non-profit organization directed to reduce the environmental impact of improperly discarded toxic electronic waste by offering accessible services to help corporations and individuals manage their retiring IT assets. With reuse being the ERA’s top priority, every item that is received is examined for any remaining productive life and refurbished for reuse. True end of life e-waste is transferred to accredited recyclers where a nil landfill contribution can be assured. The ERA is committed to supporting local charities and individuals in need through the provision of electronic equipment to charities and individuals alike

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