Quebec Waste Reduction Week Begins

Quebec Waste Reduction Week Begins

Be green and participate at the 7th edition of the green collect!

Quebec, October , 2012 – 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Quebec, specializing in collecting scrap and various objects, is organising the autumn collect this year, a free green initiative that allows citizens to get rid of their home electrical, electronic, and computer items.

 Sunday, October 21, residents of the Quebec City area are invited to drop off their old battery or wire devices by going to the parking lot of Ameublements Tanguay located on the boulevard de l’Ormière, from 10h to 15h .

Thanks to the Green Collect, all this equipment is disposed of, while respecting the environment at the same time.

Benefits of the Green Collect!

To this day, green collects across Quebec have avoided land filling and recycling of more than 126 tons of electronic and electrical equipment that can contaminate the soil with their chemincal composition. Again this year, officials will be on the site and they will also pick up old barbecues and old appliances in order to help people to get rid of such items.

The commitment and dedication of the team 1-800-GOT-JUNK? makes this event a success year after year. “Given the success of green collects from the recent years and tons of material recovered, the event underlines our responsibility and our eco-positive action for the environment. In addition to the annual gathering service at home or in businesses, this is another opportunity for people to make a move for the environment, for example, an old TV, a computer, or a damaged refrigerator and outdated items that would probably otherwise end up in a landfill, “says Martin Rivard, founder of the Green Collect and owner of the franchise 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Quebec.
In collaboration with valued partners such as AIM Quebec and Arteau Récupération, 100% of the items collected on the collect day will be recycled.

October 21, all participants of the Green Collect have the chance to win the services of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Québec for a value of $600.

This is the equivalent of a truckload of scrap that a potential winner might need to get rid of.

Everyone who submits one or more articles will also get a rebate coupon of $25 for their next scrap gathering service with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?.

Volunteers Needed … Join in for a good cause!

Whether short or long, muscular or not, the arms of volunteers will be warmly welcomed! The Green team is looking for people who want to do their part for the environment. The task is to greet visitors, sort and package the different electrical and electronic objects as well as out dated computers that people bring to avoid landfill. All volunteers will receive a green cap from the Collect and dinner will be provided. Register on the Collecte Verte website.

For more information about the Green Collect and a detailed list of devices recoverable or not, simply visit

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