Samsung Canada’s nationwide electronic recycling program helps Canadians significantly reduce e-waste
The program encourages Canadians across the country to reduce e-waste through responsible recycling drop off locations at Samsung Experience Stores, with an estimated 101 Kgs recycled to date
Samsung Canada is proud to support the nationwide effort to reduce e-waste through its electronic recycling program. The program, which launched in 2022, invites Canadians across the country to responsibly dispose of electronics at their local Samsung Experience Store. Canadians can find drop off locations at the service counter located in each store.
In its first year of operation, the recycling program has helped to divert e-waste otherwise headed to landfills. Since launching, the program has recycled 101 Kgs of e-waste.
“At Samsung Canada, we are fully committed to our vision of incorporating sustainability into our products and operations, and are incredibly proud of our progress to keep e-waste out of landfills,” said Frank Martino, Vice President, Corporate Service. “We will continue our journey to divert e-waste year-round by providing easy ways for Canadians to responsibly recycle old devices.”
Samsung is proud to partner with the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) for the program, an industry-led not-for-profit organization that operates regulated recycling programs across Canada. For over a decade, EPRA has set the standard for safe, secure electronics recycling. EPRA works to ensure that end-of-life electronics are recycled in a safe and environmentally sound manner and has helped divert over 1.2 million tonnes of electronics from Canadian landfills since its inception. Samsung is proud to have been a steward of EPRA for over 10 years.
“EPRA/Recycle My Electronics is committed to the integrity of the recycling process at every stage, from our network of authorized drop-off locations through to our approved primary processors,” said Pierre Prim, Executive Director, Electronic Products Recycling Association. “We are proud of our success diverting end of life electronics from Canadian landfill and illegal export for residents, business and the environment.”
Samsung is committed to working towards a more sustainable future through its Everyday Sustainability vision, which incorporates sustainability into operations, products, and communities. Examples of Everyday Sustainability initiatives in service centres include an LCD Glass Panel Replacement program to reduce e-waste and Paper-Free Service Centres.
With a global commitment to achieve zero waste to landfills and reduce e-waste by 2025, Samsung has already collected more than 5 million tonnes of e-waste globally since 2009. As well, throughout Earth Month, Samsung has teamed up with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to raise funds in support of FSC Canada’s mission to protect healthy and resilient forests in Canada.
The following Samsung Experience Stores and Service Centres in Canada are accepting e-waste donations. We recommend customers wipe out all data from their devices before donating their device.
Samsung Experience Store – CF Toronto Eaton Centre
220 Yonge St, Toronto, On, M5B 2H9
Samsung Customer Service Centre – Heartland Town Centre
8-5985 Rodeo Dr, Mississauga, On L5R 3X8
Samsung Customer Service Centre – Montreal
10 5395 Rue des Jockeys, Montreal, QC H4P2T7
Samsung Experience Store – Sherway Gardens
25 The West Mall Unit 3020, Etobicoke, ON M9C 1B8
Samsung Experience Store –Yorkdale Mall
3401 Dufferin St, North York, ON M6A 2T9
Samsung Experience Store – Metrotown
4700 Kingsway #1132, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M1
Samsung Experience Store – Montreal Eaton Centre
677 Rue Sainte-Catherine street West Unit #3555, Montreal, QC H3B 5K4
To learn more about how Samsung Canada is giving back to the environment and our local communities, visit our Sustainability page.