The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Program has been approved by Environment Minister John Gerretsen. It includes 420 drop-off locations in the initial year. This number will rise to more than 650 locations in year five. These locations will include charities, municipal depots and recycling companies.

Ontario industry will pay 100 per cent of the costs of the diversion program. The cost for manufacturers, brand owners and importers of the products work out to about $13 for a desktop computer and $10 for a TV.

The program is set to launch in the Spring of 2009.

For more information please see the WDO website at

http://www.wdo.ca/content/?path=page81