Information, Technology & Telecommunications Stewardship Reports

What can I recycle?

TELUS Communications Inc. (TELUS) and Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw) have Ministry-approved plans for collecting, refurbishing for reuse, reselling, and recycling rental and retail modems, routers, set-top boxes, Digital Video Recorders (DVR), remotes, wireline phones, satellite receivers, and batteries used in these devices.

View the TELUS Return and Recycle Program or Shaw’s Green Initiatives website to see a complete list of what products are accepted by the programs.

Why should I recycle?

By recycling your used and broken electronic ITT devices, you divert waste from your local landfills and help the environment. You also reduce the need for raw materials to manufacture new products.

Where can I recycle?

You can find a list of participating locations that accept returned products at the following links:

Both programs also offer collection by service technicians, and also have arrangements with Fedex or Canada Post, and offer prepaid waybill packages that are mailed to customers to enable them to return equipment via mail.

What happens to it?

Equipment that can be refurbished within B.C. is done so and redistributed for use, or sold to other companies for use elsewhere. The remaining equipment is harvested for parts or recycled by authorized electronics recycling contractors.