Electronics Recycling Program
The provincial government established the electronics waste management program under the Clean Environment Act. REGULATION 2015-247 amends the Designated Materials Regulation and sets out the requirements for the program.
As the agency responsible for designated materials in New Brunswick, Recycle NB will oversee the electronics program. The Board of Recycle NB approved a management plan for electronic waste. The plan calls for a province-wide electronics recycling program to begin March 30, 2017.
The program is an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program, which means the electronics industry will manage the program. Industry brand owners chose EPRA (Electronic Products Recycling Association) to operate the program in New Brunswick. The program will divert approximately 3,500 tonnes of electronic devices and equipment from the province’s landfills annually.