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Electronic Waste

Electronic waste is accepted for recycling at the Waste & Recycling Centre, free of charge. Electronics are collected for recycling through the Alberta Recycling Management Authority. Learn more here.

Did you know? The E-Waste recycling program now accepts much more! Visit to learn more about the new electronics recycling pilot program in Alberta.

Acceptable Electronics for Recycling

Examples of products included:

Small Appliances*

  •  Clocks
  •  Fans
  •  Hair dryers
  •  Heaters
  •  Irons
  •  Microwaves
  •  Residential Air Conditioner (No Freon)
  •  Toasters
  •  Shavers
  •  Vacuums

Audio Visual*

  •  CD Player
  •  Clock Radio
  •  Digital Camera
  •  DVD players, Blu-ray players and VCRs
  •  Headphones
  •  Satellite Dish
  •  Satellite Radio
  •  Stereo equipment (includes speakers)
  •  Video Cameras
  •  Televisions (LED, LCD, Plasma, CRT)
  •  Computer monitors (LED, LCD, Plasma, CRT)
  •  Computers (Desktops, laptops, notebooks)
  •  Computer components (keyboards, mouse)
  •  Overhead projectors

Miscellaneous *

  • Printers and Photocopiers
  • Networking Equipment and Power Supplies
  • Typewriters

Power and Air Tools*

  •  Drill
  •  Grinder
  •  Miter Saw
  •  Nail Gun
  •  Residential Air Compressor
  •  Sharpener
  •  Shop Vacuum
  •  Skillsaw
  •  Table Saw

Games, Toys and Music*

  •  Electronic Action Figures
  •  Amplifier
  •  Guitars
  •  Keyboards
  •  Microphones
  •  Ride-on Toys
  •  Toy Robots
  •  Toy Vehicles
  •  Video Gaming Equipment

Telecom Devices*

  •  Answering Machines
  •  Fax machines
  •  Cell Phones
  •  Landline Phones
  •  Modems and Routers
  •  Pagers
  •  Satellite Phones
  •  Speakerphones

Unacceptable Items

These items are not acceptable for E-Waste recycling:

  • No items containing freon
  • No lighting, bulbs or lamps 
  • No garage door openers
  • No lawn equipment or garden tools
  • No commercial items. Household items only.

*Many of these items are included as part of the new ARMA pilot project

For the duration of the pilot, there will be no charge for Albertans to recycle these items. The pilot runs until September 2022. With data gathered from this project, ARMA will provide the government with critical information to create a plan to modernize the electronics recycling program.

For more information

Report a problem like missed collection or mess in lane
Phone: 311 or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)
Online: Service request options