ERA Joins Forces with Langley RCMP for a Successful Shred-a-Thon Event

By electronic recycling association June 24, 2024

On June 15th, 2024, the Langley RCMP and Langley Senior Resources Society  hosted an impactful community event that not only promoted environmental sustainability but also safeguarded personal data. The occasion was the much-anticipated Shred-a-Thon event, which saw local residents and businesses come together to responsibly dispose of their electronic devices while contributing to charitable causes.

A notable participant in this event was the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), a non-for-profit organization committed to reducing electronic waste through recycling and refurbishing initiatives across Canada. The ERA collaborated closely with the Langley RCMP to offer an essential service: secure data wiping. This service ensured that all electronic devices collected during the Shred-a-Thon had their data securely erased before being recycled or refurbished. This step is crucial in today’s digital age to protect personal and sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands.

The event itself was a resounding success, drawing in a diverse crowd eager to both declutter their homes and offices of old electronics and contribute to a greener environment. Participants could drop off a wide range of electronic items, from old computers and laptops to mobile phones and tablets. Each item collected by the ERA will undergo thorough recycling or refurbishment processes, aligning with their mission to extend the lifecycle of electronics wherever possible.

For residents of Langley, BC, the Shred-a-Thon was more than just a recycling event—it was a chance to actively participate in building a cleaner, safer community. By choosing to recycle their electronics responsibly, participants not only helped protect the environment but also ensured that their old devices contributed positively to charitable causes.

The Electronic Recycling Association extends its heartfelt thanks to the Langley RCMP and the Langley Senior Resources Society for organizing such a meaningful event and for inviting them to play a crucial role in promoting data security and electronic waste reduction. Events like the Shred-a-Thon highlight the power of community collaboration in addressing pressing environmental and social issues, demonstrating that small actions can lead to significant positive changes.

Ready to take action? Consider organizing an e-waste collection event in your organization or community with ERA. Whether you’re a school, business, or non-profit organization, ERA can assist you in responsibly disposing of your old electronics while promoting environmental sustainability.

To organize an e-waste collection event or learn more about ERA’s initiatives, visit or call 1-877-9WASTE. Together, we can make a tangible difference in preserving the planet for future generations.