Recycling event raises food bank funds

Small appliances and power tools collected in Abbotsford

Allan Asaph (left) of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and Alicia Garside of Electrorecycle present a $2

Allan Asaph (left) of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and Alicia Garside of Electrorecycle present a $2

A recent recycling event has resulted in a $2,500 donation to the Abbotsford Food Bank.

The event was hosted on Aug. 16 by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and ElectroRecycle.

Residents were invited to bring their unwanted small appliances and power tools to the parking lot of Sevenoaks Shopping Centre.

In exchange, ElectroRecycle made a $1 donation to the food bank for every kilogram of unwanted items.

ElectroRecycle is the first program of its kind in Canada to recycle small appliances and power tools.

The not-for-profit program accepts more than 300 electrical products such as electric toothbrushes, countertop microwave ovens, hand-held drills and treadmills.

There are more than 120 drop-off depots in B.C. For locations in Abbotsford and more information, visit electrorecycle.ca.