Computer and Electronic Recycling, The ERA Story
The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a Not for Profit Organization that has been reducing unnecessary electronic waste since 2004. We reduce adverse environmental contribution through recycling, repurposing and donation of electronics and other IT Equipment. With a number of drop off locations around Canada based primarily out of Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto, and an electronic pickup service the ERA provides a meaningful way for organizations and individuals to deal with their old computer equipment in a safe and secure manner that matches or exceeds government standards. Read more about Electronic Recycling Association
Latest Computer and Electronic Recycling News and Donations
Nov 9 - We were happy to receive an upda
Dec 20 - The ERA was happy to donate 5 laptops to YWCA of Calgary. The YWCA of Calgary is dedica
December 2013 – In Calgary, ERA makes a donation to Southwest Community Resource Centre to en
June 2012 - ERA is launching secure drop off depots across Canada. In p
December 1st - Holiday Organization Round-Up!
ERA Donates laptops to Vancouvers Cerebral Palsy Association! Joe from ERA on-site for this donation.
December 09, 2009: The ERA has been very busy this year donating computers and recycling elect
Our Recycling Services
Waiting List of Charities
DescriptionDonation Request for a Laptop
Items neededLaptop computer
Items neededHigh end lap top (if possible)or low end laptop
DescriptionFund Development Coordinator
Items needed4 X PC High-End Desktop computers OR 4X High End Laptops (whichever comes in first)
DescriptionDay home and a mother of three children
Items neededtwo computer and one printer
DescriptionWildlife rescue and rehabilitation
Items neededTelevision, 32-42" Tablet, iPad preffered, but any tablet will do
DescriptionWe are volunteer-based grief and bereavement support organization that offers programs and services to individuals and families throughout the Shuswap
Items needed3 desktop computers 1 multifunction office laser printer (print; copy; scan; fax) 3 computer speakers
DescriptionExecutive Director of The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
Items neededPC desktop and computers (low or high end).
ERA is launching its new website to last us into 2020 and beyond!
Waste Reduction Week at the CORE - October 20 & 21 2015
ERA has teamed up with the CORE and will be onsite October 20 & 21 collecting unwanted electronics from mall patrons and tenants. Once the collection is complete, we will sort and weigh all equipment, then tally up a total according to our Moolah for Macros fundraising program, and provide the proceeds to UNICEF Canada. For more information on the event, please visit The CORE's event page.
September 24th is E-Recycling and Hard Drive Shredding Day at Kwantlen Polytechnic University!
We have partnered with Kwantlen University Student's Association to host an electronic waste drive along with free hard drive shredding during welcome to campus week. On September 24, 2015, we will be onsite at Kwantlen University Surrey campus( 12666 72 Ave, Surrey, BC - in the main courtyard) from 11am to 2pm. Students, faculty, local businesses and the general public are welcome to come out and take in the festivities, as the Student's Union has planned a great welcome week. Bring unwanted equipment with you (accepted items include: computers, laptops, monitors, tablets, phones, gaming equipment, stereo equipment, printers, servers, keyboards and other peripherals and most computer parts), we will shred your hard drive onsite and recycle or reuse the equipment. We hope to see you there! Complete details HERE
We'll be at CrossIron Mills for the Labour Day Long Weekend!
We are looking forward to spending the long weekend (September 4 - 7 2015) at CrossIron Mills just north of Calgary, AB! If you are in the area doing some shopping, make sure to stop by and say hello! We will be accepting unwanted electronics for recycling or reuse, and will also have a ballot for you to fill out to be entered into a draw for some fun prizes! We will have a display set up next to Guest Services.For full hours, please click here.
Drop off Unwanted Electronics for a Chance to Win Gift Cards Toward New Technology!
ERA will be onsite at Chinook Centre (6455 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, August 29 2015 from 10am - 4pm collecting unwanted electronic equipment for recycling or refurbishment. We will also have our portable hard-drive shredder on-site so we can shred your hard drives, free of charge, while you watch - ensuring complete security of your sensitive information. All indiviuals who drop off equipment will have their names entered into a draw for gift cards to Apple or Microsoft. Full contest details can be viewed here:https://www.cfshops.com/chinook-centre/news-events/events/electronic-recycling-at-chinook-centre.html Our drop-off location is in the SE parking lot near the Kal Tire. Stop by to drop off electronic equipment and say hello to our friendly team! (accepted items include: computers, laptops, monitors, tablets, phones, gaming equipment, stereo equipment, printers, servers, keyboards and other peripherals and most computer parts)
August 22 is Electronic Recycling Day at Chinook Centre!
ERA will be onsite at Chinook Centre (6455 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, August 22 2015 from 10am - 4pm collecting unwanted electronic equipment for recycling or refurbishment. Our drop-off location is in the SE parking lot near the Kal Tire. Stop by to drop off electronic equipment and say hello to our friendly team!(accepted items include: computers, laptops, monitors, tablets, phones, gaming equipment, stereo equipment, printers, servers, keyboards and other peripherals and most computer parts)
Back-to-School Electronics Recycling Drive at Lougheed Mall
ERA will be onsite at Lougheed Mall (9855 Austin Ave, Burnaby, BC) on Saturday, August 22 2015 from 10am - 6pm collecting unwanted electronic equipment for recycling or refurbishment. Our drop-off location is in the SE parking lot. Stop by to drop off electronic equipment and say hello to our friendly team!(accepted items include: computers, laptops, monitors, tablets, phones, gaming equipment, stereo equipment, printers, servers, keyboards and other peripherals and most computer parts)
Fundraising Made Easy by ERA
The ERA recently launched a new fundraising program for charities. By putting together a collection event, your charity can earn hundreds or thousands of dollars to put toward program development or other fundraising goals. All you need to do is collect equipment, we'll take care of the rest. At the end, you'll receive a cheque from us, as well as peace of mind knowing you've diverted toxic e-waste and helped collect equipment that can be refurbished and donated back to charities just like yours. For more information, please click here
The Art of Leadership for Women
We are thrilled to be a sponsor of Canada's #1 women's leadership conference taking place in Calgary on April 13th 2015. The conference boasts an impressive roster of thought leaders, including the one and only Martha Stewart. We will have an exhibit at the event staffed with some of our very own female leaders. It promises to be an informative day, we hope to see you there! For more information, please visit the conference website
The Better Business Bureau, Shred-it and ERA Free Shredding Event
We have partnered with the BBB and Shred-it to host an electronics drive with free hard drive and paper shredding. Come out to Deerfoot Mall on Friday, April 17th 2015 between 10am and 2pm. Bring out your old computer equipment for responsible disposal and the ERA will shred your hard drive as you watch.
Saskatoon Waste Reduction Council Conference and Tradeshow
We are heading to Saskatoon from April 22nd - 24th 2015 for the Saskatoon Waste Reduction Council's annual conference: 'Seeing connections. Realizing value'. This is our first year participating in the conference, and as a plenary session sponsor, we are looking forward to addressing conference delegates and making some great new connections. We will also have an exhibit booth with experts on hand to answer any questions you may have. For more information, please visit the conference website
Recycling Council of BC Conference and Tradeshow
We are looking forward to spending some time in beautiful Whistler from May 6th - 8th 2015 for RCBC's 41st annual conference, focused on 'creating the circular economy'. With more than 300 industry professionals attending, it is sure to be a success. We will have representatives present at our exhibit booth for the duration of the conference. For more information, please visit the conference website
Community Clean Ups: April - July
Community cleanups across Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The ERA will be present at a number of community cleanup events helping you responsibly recycle your unwanted electronics!