Trying out the new recycling program.

Recycling expanded in Nelson area

Earth Matters is expanding their recycling services into collecting specific small electronics.

Earth Matters is expanding their recycling services into collecting specific small electronics. This service complements the already existing social enterprise that the not-for-profit has operated for the past nine years. Earth Matters is a program of Nelson CARES Society and offers a number of environmental programs to the community.

“It is unfortunate that in this disposable age we have so many used and broken electronics lying around, but with our expanded service we can help by providing a way for people to safely recycle them,” says Earth Matters and Supported Employment manager, Alison Roy. “It’s also great because it’s a way for us to expand our social enterprise and continue doing important work in the community with Earth Matters and Supported Employment.”

In addition, for every 24 eligible electronics collected a tree will be planted by Tree Canada.

The idea is simple – collection boxes will be placed in participating businesses and organizations around Nelson. Earth Matters will be accepting used and broken cell phones, digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods and printer cartridges.

Find drop boxes at any of these locations: Cowan’s Office Supply, Home Hardware Building Centre, Mount Sentinel High School, LV Rogers High School, Nelson CARES Society, SelfDesign High, Sk Electronics, and Selkirk College.

For more information about Earth Matters Recycling, or their electronics recycling please call 250-352-6011, ext. 18 or visit our website at


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