Edmundston electronics recycling company receiving $244K from Ottawa

The federal government is helping an Edmundston company upgrade its existing equipment and improve its operational capacity.

Carrefour Enthronement Saguenay is the only company in New Brunswick certified in the recycling and refurbishment of electronic waste.

A news release on Monday says the company is getting a repayable contribution of $244,750 from the federal government via the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for a $1 million project aimed at making leasehold improvements to its Edmundston plant, increasing the volume electronic waste it can process, and creating nine new jobs in the region's green industry.

Madawaska-Restigouche MP Rene Arseneault says the company provides an important service to the community and plays a critical role in the region's economy as it transitions to a more environmentally friendly tomorrow.

The pant is capable of employing up to 50 people at its maximum capacity.