Dropping off non-recyclable items costs KYC
The Kemptville Youth Centre collects unwanted electronics, but is having an issue with inappropriate items being dropped off. (Supplied by KYC, Facebook)
The Kemptville Youth Centre (KYC) is reminding the public that its recycling program is for electronics only. The move follows some recent issues with people dropping off inappropriate items.
Operations Manager Barb Tobin says its a weekly occurrence. She noted the cost of getting rid of the items falls on the KYC and cuts into the funds used to cover the annual electricity costs.
Tobin explained the KYC just added a second bin for televisions and people are asked to put smaller items inside the boxes provided. She says people are welcome to call ahead to find out what items are accepted.
Tobin noted the program diverted around 42,000 pounds of electronic waste last year. She explained it’s a win-win for the community and KYC.
People can drop off donations 24/7, says Tobin, but that may change if this trend continues. She noted its a valuable program for the youth, who recognize the importance of recycling.
For a full list of qualifying electronics and products, click here. For more information, contact the KYC directly by calling 613-258-5212.