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Take your unwanted electronic items to Sir John A. Macdonald School

Just in time for spring cleaning, Sir John A. Macdonald School is hosting a collection event for unused or broken electronics, such as MP3 players, cameras, telephones, TVs, VCR and DVD players and recorders and radios. They are hosting a community drop-off event, partnering with Ontario Electronic Stewardship, to make it easy to safely recycle electronic waste and keep it out of landfill sites.

DATE: Saturday, April 30, 2011
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Sir John A. Macdonald School, 22 Harder Drive, Belleville

Items will be responsibly recycled and kept out of landfills. All items will be weighed and a monetary donation will be made to the school to support sports, music and arts programs.

According to Ontario Electronic Stewardship, four out of five Ontario households (82 percent) have at least one electronic product that is not working or not being used.

Residents who cannot attend the event can visit the Ontario Electronic Stewardship interactive website [1] to find the closest OES-approved collection site to recycle their unwanted electronics.

Sir John A. Macdonald School [2]is a single storey accessible school with a library and computer lab, a spacious playground with adjoining parks and arena nearby. The school is proud of its 44-year history of education excellence. The focus is on literacy and numeracy. The school is designated as a Healthy Active School Community, is an EarthCARE school, and demonstrates the school board Growing with Character eight character traits, as well. Each month SJAM celebrates learning through a celebration assembly which showcases all aspects of school curriculum and extra curricular activities. The school newsletter,  “The Message,” communicates to our community each month highlighting student work and learning. SJAM school provides a vibrant program for English language learners. Building an inclusive school community is a priority for all who attend and work at Sir John A. Macdonald. Sir John A. Macdonald School is undergoing a major renovation and an addition to prepare for the school becoming a JK-8 school in September 2011.

For information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613.966.1170 or 1 800 267.4350, extension 2354, [email protected]