OES (Ontario Electronic Stewardship) Program
The success from the OES "Recycle Your Electronics" promotional event held in June 2011 demonstrated the need for this program. Chapleauites can be proud that nearly 4 tonnes of e-waste was diverted from our landfill and recycled.
A permanent collection site is located at the Chapleau Municipal Landfill site. Here, residents are able to drop-off their electronic waste to be recycled.
Items dropped off will not be reused. However, we recommend that you remove and erase all data from computers and laptops, SIM cards and other storage devices in cell phones, digital cameras or digital printers prior to drop off.
Did you know?
There are 44 different types of home, office and portable electronics that are accepted.
See the list of accepted items.
Introducing Battery Recycling
The Township of Chapleau now recycles Single Use Alkaline and Rechargeable Batteries through the Battery Recycling program with Stewardship Ontario and Raw Materials Company.
Residents can drop their batteries off at the Civic Centre as well as the Chapleau Energy Services Corporation.
Batteries found in household items such as toys, remote controls, cameras, laptops, etc. are accepted, including:
Nickel Metal Hydride
Silver Zinc (Silver Oxide)
Vehicle Batteries are NOT ACCEPTED
Old Tires, Metals and More
Although Chapleau doesn't have the typical "Blue Box Program", the Township does have several green initiatives. These include being a registered collector with the Ontario Tire Stewardship, the recycling of metals from the "scrap metal" pile at the municipal landfill site, and the burning of "clean wood" at the landfill site. The Chapleau Energy Services Corporation is the collection depot for aluminum cans.
Ontario Tire Stewardship Program Notice
These initiatives all contribute to the betterment of our community and our environment. Little things can soon add up to make a big difference.