Four new programs for the recovery and reclamation of products in keeping with the principle of extended producer responsibility (EPR)
The programs target four new categories of products considered to be particularly harmful for the environment at their end of useful life: electronic appliances, mercury lamps (including fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps), antifreeze and brake cleaners, and chargeable and non-rechargeable batteries.
Chargeable and non-rechargeable batteries
The nearest drop-off centre can be found by visiting the site appelarecycler.ca.
The program targets fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), as well as any other type of lamp that contains mercury. The site recycfluo.ca provides information about the various drop-off centres in Québec.
This new program presently covers the following electronic products: computers, computer screens and peripherals, television sets, cellular telephones, wireless and conventional telephones, printers, scanners, fax machines and ebook readers. As of the implementation of Phase 2, in July 2013, all audio and video appliances, cameras, etc., will be added to this list. Drop-off centres include all Bureau en gros stores and the ecocentres in Montréal, Québec, Sherbrooke, Lévis and Rimouski. The different drop-off centres are identified at recyclermeselectroniques.ca.
Antifreeze and aerosol brake cleaners
The products in question are coolants, antifreeze (and containers) and aerosol brake cleaners. Québec has more than 925 drop-off centres. See www.soghu.com for more details.
Press release (in French)