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Throwing Away E-Waste? We’ll Dispose of It Safely.

E-waste, also known as electronic waste, includes all unwanted electronic equipment, from smart devices to used cables, to kitchen gadgets you no longer use. As a rule of thumb, if the device plugs into a power source or uses batteries, it is considered e-waste and special care must be taken to dispose of it.

Whether you’re upgrading to new equipment or just have a lot of old gear lying around your home or office, Ottawa e-waste disposal is not a simple matter of leaving something out on the curb or throwing it in the trash. From electronics to batteries to computer equipment and more, if you are getting rid of electronic waste as part of a move or just decluttering, contact Junk Ninja – Ottawa’s junk removal and e-waste disposal experts.

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  • Monitors
  • Scanners
  • Towers
  • Photocopiers
  • Printers
  • Cell phones
  • Copiers
  • Stereos
  • Fax Machines
  • Accessories
  • Televisions
  • Electronic Exercise Equipment
  • Cables, wires and more
  • IT Equipment

Safe Handling & Removal of E-Waste in Ottawa

Once upon a time, people would freely throw away used batteries, old remote controls, even computer gear or audio-video equipment – either into the garbage or just by setting it out on the curb. When renovating, updating equipment, moving or closing offices it is not uncommon to be left with a large amount of computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, cables, batteries, fluorescent lights, or other forms of e-waste. Junk Ninja is here to help you make quick work of hauling away this e-waste in a safe and responsible way.

By letting Junk Ninja remove your electronic waste in Ottawa, you’re getting peace of mind knowing that it’s being disposed of properly. From TVs and stereos to printers, laptops, pretty much any kind of electronics, just let us know what you need to get rid of and we’ll give you a clear estimate. Then one of our experienced, friendly Junk Ninja crews will haul away your Ottawa e-waste in a clean, safe and environmentally friendly manner.

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Why E-Waste Does Not Belong in Landfills

First off, the City of Ottawa does not collect electronic waste (e-waste) as part of its regular curbside garbage collection. There is a good reason for this – e-waste does not belong in our landfills. E-waste is a hazardous material which over time leaks toxic elements, so even in cities and towns where the disposal of e-waste is not regulated it should stay out of landfills. The leaching of dangerous toxic elements into the soil and water can even have negative health effects on surrounding communities. Harmful elements in e-waste include but are not limited to:

  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Barium
  • Lithium
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Polybrominated Flame Retardants

As responsible citizens, safe disposal of e-waste is essential. Electronic waste makes up a greater amount of overall waste each year and the impact it has on our health and environment should be mitigated. At Junk Ninja, we are committed to disposing electronic waste in the safest possible. Book an appointment today to get your e-waste hauled away!

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I have used Junk Ninja twice in the last year and a half. Both times they were on time, professional and easy to work with. I called them Saturday in hopes for a Monday (Labor Day) pick up and was completely surprised they could do it!! I highly recommend their service and will definitely use them again in the future!

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My case was a basement purge of 15 years of storage and neglect. This was a huge issue for me to the point I just could not deal with it so it kept accumulating. Finally decided it was time and cal and I was very glad I did .Amazing Companyu

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I used Junk Ninja on November 30, 2019. They were on time. The staff was gracious and hard working. It is easier to part with your stuff when they give some to charities has well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is E-Waste?
E-waste, which is short for electronic waste, is by definition any electronic material. This means anything that plugs into a power source or uses batteries. In Canada, compact fluorescent lights are considered E-Waste and should be disposed of accordingly. Due to the environmental impact of disposing of electronic goods, E-Waste is its own category of waste which needs to be disposed of differently than other household waste.
What items are considered as E-Waste in Ottawa?
The City of Ottawa has regulated that E-Waste is not eligible for curbside pickup. While the list itself is not exhaustive, the following items are the most common forms of E-Waste:

  • VCR and DVD players
  • Telephones and cellphones
  • Radios
  • Copiers, fax machines, scanners
  • Cameras, digital cameras
  • Amplifiers, stereos, speakers, receivers
  • Keyboards and mice
  • Hard drives
  • Televisions
  • Desktop computers and Laptops

An easy way to determine whether or not something is E-Waste is to ask yourself “does this have a plug, or rely on batteries to function?”. If the answer is yes, then it is E-Waste and must be disposed of accordingly. If you have E-Waste you would like removed from your home or business, book an appointment to get it taken away!

Why shouldn’t I put my E-Waste in the normal trash?
Aside from the fact that Ottawa and other cities do not allow E-Waste for curbside pickup, throwing away electronics such as computers, video game consoles, televisions, home appliances, or pretty much any electronic appliance in a landfill is extremely hazardous to the environment. Toxins such as mercury, lead, and hexavalent chromium can spread into the air, and leech into the ground and water. This can lead to the bioaccumulation in the food chain, which passes to fish and other animals and eventually to the people who consume them. You should do everything to avoid throwing away your electronics with your day-to-day trash.
I have an entire office worth of computers and monitors that need to go. Can you remove them in one day?
At Junk Ninja, we are committed to providing the fastest, most affordable, and most efficient junk removal service in town. This is true even if you need a lot of E-Waste removed – like a whole office worth of computers, monitors, printers, and scanners. All you have to do is use our handy booking tool to get an appointment, and we will do the rest. Liberate valuable space in your office by getting rid of old electronics which are collecting dust. Those old CRT monitors and computer towers sitting in your storage rooms are doing you no good. You don’t need a full office worth of electronics to call Junk Ninja. Whether you are getting rid of some old electronics which have piled up in your basement or if you have an entire office worth of E-Waste, we’re just a call away.
Are there laws and regulations governing the disposal of E-Waste in Canada?
In Canada, the regulation of E-Waste is a complicated affair. The different levels of the Canadian government control different aspects of E-Waste.

  • The Federal Government regulates toxic substances, and regulates the movement and transfer of hazardous waste between provinces and countries. They also establish legislation such as the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA 1999).
  • Provincial and Territorial Governments also regulate intra-provincial movements of waste and also control & liscense waste generators, carriers, and treatment facilities
  • Municipal Governments are those which have the strongest impact on day-to-day collection and disposal of E-Waste. They oversee waste management services and may impose local landfill bans. The City of Ottawa does not allow for E-Waste to be disposed of in its landfills.
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