Curbside e-waste pickup coming to an end in Niagara
Starting November 1st, the region will stop picking up your old TV's at the curb.
The region says residents can drop off unwanted electronics at its drop off depots, at participating return to retail locations or donate the materials to charities.
In a media release, the region says in most cases the electronics are scavenged at the curb before the collection contractor can pick them up.
Officials say after reviewing the program they have concluded the cost of collecting e waste curbside far outweighs any financial returns.
Among the items no longer accepted: TV's, computers and peripherals, monitors, printers, modems, copiers, cellphones, pagers, VCR's, cameras, radios, receivers, speakers, tuners, and turntables.
Electrical appliances such as microwaves, vaccuums, kettles and toasters are still accepted.
You can still call Emterra at 906-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542 for pickup of large household items and large appliances.