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The Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association (CESA) manages a province-wide recycling program for small electrical appliances called ElectroRecycle, which includes countertop microwaves. Through this program, small appliances can be dropped off for free at a number of designated ElectroRecycle depots across the province. All items should be returned in a clean state with no food or liquid residue. Built-in or over-the-range microwaves, however, are not included in this program and are part of the Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable (MARR) program instead.
Visit the ElectroRecycle website for a list of drop off locations for countertop microwaves, or visit RCBC’s Recyclepedia or contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline for microwaves of all types.
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