E-Waste and Metal Collection

Donate E-Waste and Scrap Metal to the ReStore

Did you know that you can donate e-waste and scrap metal to your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore? We can take care of those old computers and tvs, or no longer working stoves and dryers!

What can I donate, and where?Guelph ReStoreFergus ReStore
Electronic WasteYESYES
Scrap metal, no longer working large appliances*NOYES
Used batteries **YESYES
Please continue reading below for more details.

Turn your electronics into HOMES for Habitat

Our ReStores provide a free recycling program that raises funds to build Habitat homes by collecting your used and unwanted electronics. In partnership with eCycle Solutions, our ReStores divert tons of electronic waste (e-waste) from our landfills by ensuring it is responsibly recycled. From your generous donation, Habitat for Humanity receives recycling revenue that goes directly to support our mission in building safe and affordable housing and promoting homeownership to help break the cycle of poverty.

What is e-waste?

Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. There are many forms of e-waste that you can bring to our Habitat ReStores.

OES (Ontario Electronic Stewardship) eligible products:

  • Keyboards, mice, speakers, desktop printers, fax machines, personal audio/visual systems, vehicle aftermarket audio systems, home theatres, non-cellular phones and answering machines, cell phones, pagers, cameras

Other products eCycle Solutions will accept:

  • Cable boxes, Cords & extension cords, CD/DVD/DVR/VCR players, cell phones, Christmas lights, circuit boards, gaming consoles, microwave ovens, modems/network switches, network equipment, projectors, stereo receivers

By donating your old electronics and appliances, you will be diverting waste from the landfill. You’ll also be supporting the Habitat mission.

Please bring any e-waste items to one of our two ReStores. Donations are accepted Tuesday to Saturday. Click here to see our hours and locations.

Why are we unable to sell electronics?

Participation in the OES program requires our due diligence to ensure all electronics donated to Habitat for Humanity have been designated for pure destruction and recycling. All electronics – once collected – will be responsibly stripped, separated, shredded and sorted to a pure commodity level for re-use and re-purposing.

Turn your old scrap metal into homes for Habitat

*Our ReStores provide a free metal recycling program that raises funds to build Habitat homes by collecting your scrap metal. With the help of individuals and businesses, our ReStores divert metal waste from our landfills by ensuring it is responsibly recycled. We work with local companies that recycle these items, and we receive payment for the collection, which is then used to help build homes for local families.

**We also accept used batteries! Through our partnership with Raw Materials Company Inc., we can accept the following types:

  • Sealed Cell Alkaline Batteries
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Zinc Air Batteries
  • Carbon-Zinc Batteries
  • Air Depolarized Zinc (Carbonaire) Batteries – Non-Toxic
  • Air Depolarized Zinc (Carbonaire) Batteries – Toxic (Containing Mercury)
  • Nickel Cadmium Batteries (Vented & Sealed Cell)
  • Nickel Iron Batteries
  • Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Lithium Ion Batteries
  • Silver Oxide Batteries
  • Mercury Batteries
  • Magnesium Batteries

Before you bring your batteries to our Donation Centre, please makes sure you safely prepare your batteries for donation.

Don’t dump it. Donate it! Your donation makes a difference to Habitat for Humanity and the environment!

Thank you for supporting the Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington ReStores. Every donation makes a difference.

DATA DISCLAIMER: Habitat for Humanity ReStores and their recycling partners are not responsible for data contained on devices deposited at any of our ReStore locations. Please erase all content from electronic devices before disposal for your own protection and safety.