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Manotick church wants your e-waste Emma Jackson emma.jackson@metroland.com

EMC news - A Manotick church is hoping to spark an ewaste exodus this weekend. Manotick United Church will host is second annual ewaste recycling event on May 25 to help the church, community and environment. “We had more than eight tons of electronics last year, so we thought there’s a need for this,� said organizer Catherine McVie, who said Manotick residents don’t have a regular place to dispose of their old electronics. “There are permanent dropoff sites but nothing that’s convenient for Manotick.� The church, located at 5567 Manotick Main Street, is collecting old computers, televisions, cell phones and other

to new Canadians. Last year the church made about $1,200. McVie said the fundraising aspect is a small element of the event. “It’s not a huge fundraiser, but we all have a concern for the environment, anyway,� she said. In 2012, Ontarians helped recycle more than 75,000 SUBMITTED tonnes of electronic waste, a Volunteers sort through old televisions, computers and other electronic waste at last 45 per cent increase from 2011 year’s e-waste recycling day organized by the Manotick United Church. This year’s event and more than any other pro- begins at 8:30 a.m. on May 25. gram in Canada, according to the Ontario Electronic Stewardship website. Since the program began in April 2009, it has diverted more than 185,000 tonnes from Ontario landfills. McVie is looking for student volunteers to help with heavy lifting during the event. Visit manotickunitedchurch.com for information.

e-waste from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The items will be recycled as part of the Ontario Electronics Stewardship program.

We had more than eight tons of electronics last year, so we thought there’s a need for this. CATHERINE MCVIE

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The church receives a small stipend based on the total weight of electronics collected, which McVie said will supplement the church’s outreach programs. Those include the food cupboard, food baskets for families in need and a quilting group that provides a warm welcome

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