Wednesday was Earth Day, and to help clean up the environment from used electronic waste, the Investors Group on Waverley Street held an E-Waste Drop Off depot. Hundreds of Winnipeggers came down to recycle such items as TVs, desktop and laptop computers, monitors, VCRs, stereos, cell phones, rechargeable batteries, scanners and printers.
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As you can see, dozens of vehicles lined Waverley and McGillivray to drive in and unload their equipment. The video above was shot at around 4 p.m., and from what I saw a few hours later, the pile of junk was significantly larger.
One person who e-mailed ChrisD.ca last night said that people were turned away at 7 p.m. sharp, but refused to leave without dropping off their electronics. According to what organizers were telling those who came down, they apologized for the inconvenience and advised them to call 311 to arrange a drop off, but there would be a charge.
In total, three semi-trucks were filled with electronic waste on Wednesday.