Back by Popular Demand! Let YAK pick up your Electronic Waste!
YAK Youth Services will providing E Waste Round up services starting once a month! We have decided to increase our pick up dates to include Every 3rd Friday each month for the remainder of 2017! We will be available to collect and recycle unwanted electronic waste such as MP3 players, cameras, telephones, cell phones, pagers, TVs, VCR players and/or recorders, DVD players and/ or recorders, radios, tablets, printers, scanners, home theater systems, computers and more.
Why Recycle Electronic Waste you ask… Here’s what our youth have to say about the subject
Why is E Waste Recycling Important?
It’s important because it helps cut down on waste and helps us create something from nothing.
Why is volunteering so important?
We want to graduate high school and it is part of the curriculum. If we didn’t help with the recycling it would take time and resources away from somewhere else in the centre.
What do youth get out of it?
We get a taste if responsibility in regards to working. We also get a great feeling from helping out at YAK.
Why are fundraisers for YAK so important?
It is important to help spread the word about what goes on at YAK and to help this place and it programs running.
Residents in the Perth area can take advantage of our pick up service and can call to make an appointment. When you call, be sure to let us know if you will be leaving your electronics at curb side or if you need an extra hand, we can arrange for YAK Staff to come into your home to assist you with the removal of the E waste.
YAK operates FREE activities, after school activities and employment readiness programs for youth ages 10 and up. For the past 4 years, YAK has been collecting E-Waste from the residents in Perth as a means to raise funds to help cover the costs of the Youth Centre’s utility bills. A minimum of $20.00 donation is requested per pick up to go towards YAK’s 2017 utility bills which are budgeted at $4000.00. In addition to using the revenue from this E waste round up to help cover our utility this program will offer our youth opportunities to gain employable and much needed skills that they can utilize when they enter the work world.
YAK pick up dates through 2017 are as follows and Pick up times will be between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.
When calling to book your pick up time, please make sure to include your Name, Address, what electronics you have to be picked up (so we know how much Muscle to bring) as well as an ideal time for YAK staff to arrive.
For those customers who are able to make their own drop offs, the community is invited to drop off their unwanted electronics at YAK (The old Perth Shoe Factory at 1 Sherbrooke Street East in Perth) between the hours of 2 pm and 7 pm Monday to Friday throughout the year.
Please call YAK for further information. (613) 264-8381
1 Sheerbrooke Street East