Recycle Your Electronics for Free on September 16

Local residents are invited to drop off their old electronics free of charge on Saturday, September 16 from 10am to 2pm at the Vancity Shaughnessy Station Branch.

Volunteers from the City of Port Coquitlam’s Youth Crew (PYC) have partnered with ElectroRecycle to offer this complementary service at Vancity’s annual Shred-a-thon event.

ElectroRecycle, will be on site with their Mobile Recycling Depot, making it easy for people to drop off any broken small appliances or power tools free of charge.

ElectroRecycle is a not-for-profit initiative that provides an environmentally friendly recycling alternative for a variety of electrical products such as toasters, blenders, irons, sewing machines and electric toothbrushes that would otherwise end up in our landfills. More than 300 types of electrical products are accepted for drop-off through the ElectroRecycle program, free-of-charge at over 145 drop-off locations across the province. To find out more about ElectroRecycle and where to recycle small appliances and power tools, visit

The service is being offered as part of Vancity’s annual document shredding community event. The public is encouraged to bring their sensitive documents for onsite shredding and take part in the Community Marketplace. All proceeds will go toward the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable. More information is available at

PoCo Youth Crew (PYC) consists of youth wanting to create positive change in Port Coquitlam. PYC aims to create a strong voice for youth in Port Coquitlam, foster a healthy environment for youth to meet new people and learn new skills. The group plans and participates in volunteer activities to raise the profile of youth doing positive work in the community. PYC meets every Tuesday at 4pm at the Hyde Away Youth Centre, 1379 Laurier Avenue and can provide volunteer hours required for secondary school graduation. For more information or to participate visit or email



Chris Eastman
Youth Services Coordinator
City of Port Coquitlam
tel.: 604-927-7981