On October 21, 2023, our volunteers arrived at the Gore Meadows Library and worked with the Brampton Library staff to set up two stations for the event.
The first was a table outside the library, overlooking the parking lot for electronic and e-waste collections.
The second station was set up indoors, by the library entrance, which gave us the opportunity to engage with visitors as they headed to the library and showcase our Computer Anatomy workshops where volunteers went into detail explaining the various parts of the computer and their uses.
Our team worked hard to record every instance of electronic waste collected, from old media players, televisions, PCs, laptops to microwaves, even a flat screen TV!
In total, we collected and recorded over 2000+ pounds of electronic waste! The 28 computers and 12 mobile devices we have received are now being refurbished, with the goal of donating them to people in need. For our volunteers, it was a valuable opportunity to get involved, keep electronic waste out of landfills, and to spread awareness regarding the inner workings of computers. We hope that our efforts will help others see computers not as mysterious black boxes, but as tools to manage and maintain.