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Londoners invited to recycle electronic devices at Budweiser Gardens

Budweiser Gardens' main sign which hangs above the venue's Gate 1 on King Street, June 14, 2017.
Budweiser Gardens' main sign which hangs above the venue's Gate 1 on King Street, June 14, 2017. Matthew Trevithick / 980 CFPL

Londoners were invited to Budweiser Gardens on Sunday, June 24 to drop off any unwanted electronic devices in an environmentally-friendly manner.

Organized by the Spectra Venue Management team, Electronic Recycling Day offers safe electronic disposal at no cost.

“You can bring old cellphones, TVs, DVD players, laptops, desktop computers or radios, you name it,” said Kelly Austin, director of marketing for Spectra.

“The only thing we’re asking to people to refrain from bringing is major appliances such as fridges, stoves, washers or dryers.”

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Electronics Recycling Day is far from the first environmentally-friendly initiative organized by the home of the London Knights.

In February, Budweiser Gardens hosted their first “green game.” The event had a number of environment initiatives centered around the OHL game being hosted.

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For every save the Knights’ goalie made during the game, a tree was planted as part of the Million Tree Challenge — a community-wide project with the goal of planting one million more trees for environmental and human health in London.

The venue also partnered with London Transit that day to provide free rides to the game, in order to encourage drivers to leave their vehicles at home and instead use public transportation.

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Those who plan on dropping off their electronics are advised to wipe any data that may be on their devices.

“We won’t have anyone on site who does that for you, so just for your peace of mind it would be smart to wipe everything that you have on it,” added Austin.

A shred truck courtesy of Waste Connections will also be on-site for anyone looking to get rid of confidential documents.

The event is free to attend and runs on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Parking will be provided in the West Parking lot which can be accessed off Ridout Street.

– With files from Mike Stubbs

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