A08 • Wednesday, January 4, 2012 • The Record
◗ HEALTH CARE
Queen’s Park foundation names new director There’s a new face at the helm of Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation. Jacqueline Buchanan is the new executive director of the foundation, which raises funds for priority equipment needs
and facility enhancements for the Queen’s Park Care Centre and for William Rudd House. Buchanan is a longtime resident of New Westminster and serves on the city’s parks and recreation committee and com-
munity grant committee. She’s also a former director with the Hyack Festival Association. Rick Molstad, chairman of the foundation, said that the board of directors is looking forward
to working with Buchanan in her new role. The foundation strives to create a home-like environment for residents of the health-care centre by providing a variety of services and programming. It’s currently
raising funds for a number of projects. To find out more about the foundation or to make a donation, see www.qphf.org or call 604-517-8661. – Christina Myers
BACK ALLEYS DON’T RECYCLE UNWANTED ELECTRONICS But we do. Here’s where you can recycle them safely and free of charge in New Westminster:
Salvation Army – New Westminster 774 Columbia Street, New Westminster (604) 521-0319
WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ESABC) PROGRAM? ESABC is a not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program set up by the producers and retailers of electronics in British Columbia to provide a province wide recycling system for unwanted electronics.
Sapperton Return-It Depot Unit 21, 79 Braid Street, New Westminster (604) 523-9699
ISN’T IT IMPORTANT TO REUSE BEFORE RECYCLING? While the program is designed to manage unwanted electronic products that have exhausted their reuse potential, we strongly encourage users to first reuse their products. If you choose to donate to a charity, make sure you have backed up your data and wiped your drives clean prior to donation.
WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONIC ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM?
HOW ARE ELECTRONICS RECYCLED?
Effective July 1, 2010, the following items can be recycled free of charge at any Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site: display devices, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, computer scanners, printers and fax machines, non-cellular phones and answering machines, vehicle audio and video systems (aftermarket), home audio and video systems, and personal or portable audio and video systems.
Electronics collected for recycling are sent to approved primary recyclers in North America. They are broken down using various manual and mechanical processes. Products are separated into their individual components for recovery. Through a variety of refining and smelting processes, the materials reclaimed from unwanted electronics are used as raw materials in the manufacturing of new products.