Okanagan College has been recycling all e-waste since 2003. All E-waste is collected from all departments by facilities staff. It is then shipped to Tech Cominco’s Trail smelting operation. It is crushed and fed into #5 blast furnace. All precious metals are recovered. All emissions are cleaned through a scrubber before being exhausted to atmosphere.
Periodically throughout the year an E-waste recycling company, ( Mandated by the Provincial Stewardship Program and monitored by the Regional District) will set-up a regional collection facility on campus. The dates will be publicized and e-waste will be collected from students, staff and the general public.
The College is an active member of the Recycling Council of British Columbia. We receive monthly bulletins/updates on all current & reputable member companies that participate within the provincial stewardship programs.