New recycling association aims to divert waste from New Brunswick landfills

New Brunswickers can now recycle their old and unused electronics.

The free program allows residents to take their electronic waste like computers, TV's and cell phones to one of 40 drop-off centres across the province and keep it out of landfills.

The Electronic Products Recycling Association, or EPRA is a not-for-profit, industry-led organization and launched Thursday, March 30th.

New Brunswick is now one of ten provinces to adopt this method of responsible recycling of end-of-life electronics 

Cliff Hacking, the president and CEO of EPRA says the programs keep a combined estimated 100,000 metric tonnes of electronic waste out of Canadian landfills each year.

The New Brunswick program is expected to divert about 35-hundred tonnes annually.