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Special electronics recycling session set for Island Savings Centre

Christmas is long gone, and with it can go many of the electronics swapped for newer versions over the holidays.

BC Hydro Power Smart, 1-800-GOT-JUNK, BCHL and Return-It Electronics are partnering Feb. 9 so folks in the Cowichan Valley can recycle their unwanted electronics, including televisions, computers and printers at the Island Savings Centre from noon to 2 p.m. before the Cowichan Valley Capitals game.

The items dropped off will be delivered to local Return-It Electronics depots, where these items can be parted with year-round for free.

BC Hydro is also reminding folks most home electronics are often left plugged-in even if they are not used and “standby” power accounts for up to 10 per cent of a home’s overall electricity demand.

Electronics are expected to represent 15 to 20% of home energy use in B.C. this year. More than 20% of BC Hydro customers have three or more televisions in their home.

For information, visit: powersmart.ca/pickup. To see which electronics can be collected or dropped off, visit: return-it.ca.

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