ERA x Brandon Earth Day Collection Event: A Step Towards Sustainable Living

By electronic recycling association April 22, 2024

In a world increasingly reliant on technology, the disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) has become a pressing concern. Fortunately, communities like Brandon, Manitoba, are taking proactive steps to address this issue. On April 20th, 2024, the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) teamed up with the Brandon Earth Day Committee for a Community Cleanup and E-Waste Collection Event held at the Riverbank Discovery Centre in Brandon.

The event served as a platform for residents to responsibly dispose of their unwanted electronics. With the ERA on-site, participants could ensure that their devices were safely diverted from landfills, contributing to a more sustainable future. This collaboration between the ERA and the Brandon Earth Day Committee highlights the importance of community engagement in environmental initiatives.

E-waste poses significant environmental and health risks if not managed properly. Electronics contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, and cadmium, which can leach into soil and water if left to decay in landfills. Moreover, improper disposal methods, such as incineration, release toxic fumes into the atmosphere, further exacerbating air pollution. By participating in events like the Brandon Earth Day Collection Event, individuals play a crucial role in mitigating these adverse effects.

One of the key messages emphasized during the event was the importance of reuse. While recycling electronics is beneficial, extending the lifespan of devices through reuse is even more sustainable. Preloved devices can be refurbished and repurposed, reducing the demand for new electronics and conserving valuable resources. Additionally, donating unwanted electronics allows others to benefit from their functionality, fostering a culture of resourcefulness and community sharing.

The ERA extends its gratitude to the Brandon Earth Day Committee for their partnership in organizing this significant event. Through collaborative efforts, communities can make strides towards a greener, more sustainable future.

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.