Urban Mining in Toronto

Your old devices have to go somewhere

Ever wonder where your old phone goes to die? Don’t send it to the landfill.

“Urban mining” is the extraction of precious metals from old phones, computers and electronics. It’s more efficient than traditional mining for things like gold, silver, copper, neodymium and dysprosium. Your old technology also contains reusable plastic, glass and aluminum that can be salvaged and repurposed, while the hazardous waste is disposed of safely.

Where does urban mining happen? There are dozens of drop-off locations and collection events in Toronto like the one this weekend at Evergreen Brickworks so do a little fall cleaning and let the Ontario Electronic Stewardship give your old devices a good home.

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Check out recycleyourelectronics.ca to learn more.