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British Columbians now have a new recycling option for recycling old or broken electrical outdoor power equipment.

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute of Canada recycling program accepts products like electric lawn mowers, grass trimmers, and power washers at drop-off locations across the province.

Nanaimo’s drop off location is at Regional Recycling Nanaimo, 1805 Fremont Ave.

The institute is a non-profit organization representing the manufacturers of outdoor power equipment sold in Canada. The new program joins 13 existing industry-managed recycling programs across the province in environmental stewardship.

The institute has partnered with B.C.-based Product Care Association to set-up and manage this program. Like most other non-profit recycling programs in B.C., the program is funded by a fee on the sale of new electric outdoor power equipment to cover all costs of managing the program.

To find a full list of products, please visit www.opeic.ca or call the Recycling Council of B.C. at 1-800-667-4321

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