Collecting electronics for good cause

By Lindsay Advocate

On April 27th A Place Called Home will be holding a free Electronic Waste Drop-off Day.  Residents can pull up in their vehicles and volunteers will remove their electronics items, of which a wide variety is accepted. “We have partnered with the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) to divert this waste from our local landfill and raise some funds for our shelter,” says David Tilley, Fund Development Manager at A Place Called Home.

A Place Called Home partnered with OES for the past four years to collect over 15 tons of materials including TV’s, computers, printers and even photocopiers. All items donated will be secured on site; but individuals donating cell phones or hard drives are asked to clear off any data prior to drop-off.

This year they are also collecting clothing and textiles for recycling. APCH asks that all textiles be tied up in a clear garbage bag.

The event will run from 9 am to 4 pm at A Place Called Home, 64 Lindsay St. South, Lindsay. There is no cost when dropping off items.  All proceeds go towards benefiting the shelter and the homeless in our community. For a full listing of the accepted electronics visit For further information, contact: David Tilley at 705-328-0905, x 235, or at 

*Pictured: Volunteer Steve collects a printer.

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