Computers, monitors and other electronics contain substances that can be dangerous to the environment, and the materials used are very unlikely to breakdown in the landfill.
Manitoba is proposing to establish industry led stewardship programs for household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronics. Green Manitoba has been established to lead and coordinate the development of these programs.
What can I do with my electronic equipment now?
For current e-waste management options visit http://www.greenmanitoba.ca/.