Golden Horseshoe Green Tech (GHGT), the Upper Oakville Shopping Centre, and Wentworth Metal Recycling are partnering together once again for their semi-annual e-waste collection event.
Members of the community are encouraged to bring all of their old computers, household electronics, appliances, and scrap metal to the Upper Oakville Shopping Centre, located at 1011 Upper Middle Road East, Oakville, on October 5th and 6th, 9am-5pm, to be safely recycled.
This is the third year in a row that GHGT and the Upper Oakville Shopping Centre have partnered to provide members of the Halton community with the opportunity to safely dispose of their electronic waste in an environmentally responsible manner. Over the past two years, this partnership has allowed GHGT and Wentworth Metal Recycling to collect and recycle over 100,000lbs of material.
All proceeds from this event will allow GHGT to expand its Community Electro Technology Lab, which provides alternative, hands-on technological education for at-risk youth, as well as low-cost computing solutions to local schools, community organizations, and residents.
GHGT is a registered non-profit organization currently located in the Eva Rothwell Community Centre: formerly the Robert Land School. This location borders both the Hamilton Industrial heartland and the surrounding Code Red communities. GHGT’s mandate is to transform the Code Red crisis into a Code Green opportunity by providing hands-on work experience while creating community-building solutions. Everyone in the community will benefit from the GHGT’s model which improves prospects for participants, one person at a time.