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E-waste no longer accepted


Just months after starting to accept electronic waste at the waste transfer station in Function Junction, Squamish-based Chief’s Metals Agency (CMA) is no longer accepting it.

People are asked not to bring their electronic waste to the transfer station or leave it outside the Re-Use-It Centre.

Pique Newsmagazine placed several calls and an e-mail to CMA to determine why e-waste collection was halted but at press time had not heard a reply. However, a waste coordinator for the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District attributed said the e-waste bins were pulled in Pemberton as well, with the company citing a lack of support.

The service was offered by CMA free of charge, and the company planned to finance its services by reselling e-waste components to processors in the Lower Mainland. However, company owner Guenter Frankenberg was also negotiating with municipalities to receive a fee based on the tonnage of waste removed.

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