Electronics Recycling Options

County Expands Recycling Options

Saddle Hills County is participating in a new provincial program which will allow residents to drop off a greater number of electronics products for recycling at its transfer stations.

The County is participating in the Alberta Recycling Management Authority’s (ARMA) Electronics Recycling Pilot Project. Included in the pilot project will be audio visual equipment, telecom, cell phone and wireless devices, electronic gaming equipment, small home appliances, portable power tools, toys, musical instruments and solar panels.

There will be no charge to recycle these items for the duration of the pilot. With the data that ARMA will gather from this project, they will be able to provide the government with critical information that will help them determine the best course of action to modernize the electronics recycling program for the long-term.

The following five categories will be included in the pilot and under each category are some examples of the products that will be accepted:

Image of ARMA recycling adSmall Appliances

Clock, Fan, Hair dryer, Heater, Iron, Microwave, Residential Air Conditioner, Toaster, Shaver, Vacuum

Audio Visual

CD Player, Clock Radio, Digital Camera, DVD Player, Headphones, Satellite Dish, Satellite Radio, Speakers, Video Camera


Answering Machine, Cell Phone, Landline Phone, Modem and Router, Pager, Satellite Phone, Speakerphone

Power and Air Tools

Drill, Grinder, Miter Saw, Nail Gun, Residential Air Compressor, Sharpener, Shop Vacuum, Skillsaw, Table Saw

Games, Toys and Music

Action Figure, Amplifier, Guitar, Keyboard, Microphone, Ride-on Toy, Toy Robot, Toy Vehicle, Video Gaming, Equipment

The electronics recycling pilot is a two-year project that expands the scope of electronic products Albertans can recycle without adding new consumer fees.

It’s operated by the ARMA and will inform how government can advance electronics recycling in the future.