Sustainability

Recycling Programs - Canada

WEEE Marking Notice

The WEEE marking on Lenovo products applies to all countries with WEEE and e-waste regulations (e.g., European Directive 2012/19/EU, India E-Waste Management & Handling Rules, 2011). Appliances are labeled in accordance with local regulations concerning waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). These regulations determine the framework for the return and recycling of used appliances as applicable within each geography. This label is applied to various products to indicate that the product is not to be thrown away, but rather put in the established collective systems for reclaiming these end of life products.

Battery Recycling and Disposal

In Canada, Lenovo participates in the Call2Recycle program. Rechargeable batteries from Lenovo products such as lithium ion batteries in laptops and lead acid batteries in uninterruptable power supplies can be recycled free of charge at any of the Call2Recycle's more than 30,000 drop off locations in the US and Canada. For more information about the Call2Recycle program and to locate a battery recycling location near you, visit http://www.call2recycle.org/

Please note, recalled batteries cannot be recycled by Call2Recycle. For information on recalled batteries, please see Lenovo's battery recall information page.

Consumer PC Recycling Service

For private individuals (consumers), Lenovo offers free recycling and/or environmentally conscious disposal for all Lenovo branded PC products; IBM branded desktop and notebook computers and monitors manufactured by Lenovo after May 1, 2005; and LenovoEMC and Iomega branded Network Attached Storage devices. For details on how to take advantage of this offering, owners of qualified equipment should send inquires to environment@lenovo.com.

Alberta Program

In this program, televisions, computer monitors, CPUs, laptops, electronic notebooks and printers will be accepted for recycling. Starting in February 2005, an environmental fee, rates depending on the item and vary by product size, will be placed on each product included in the program. For more information about this program and how to access it please visit http://www.albertarecycling.ca/.

British Columbia Program

In this program, desktop computers, notebook computers, monitors, televisions, and printers will be accepted for recycling. Starting in August 2007, an environmental fee, rates depending on the item and vary by product size, will be placed on each product included in this program. For more information about this program and how to access it please visit http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/bc/.

Manitoba Program

In this program, electronic products including desktop computers, notebook computers, monitors, tablets, televisions, and printers will be accepted for recycling. An environmental fee, rates depending on the item and vary by product size, will be placed on each product included in this program. For more information about this program, what products are covered, and how to access it please visit http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/mb/.

Newfoundland and Labrador Program

In this program, electronic products including desktop computers, notebook computers, monitors, tablets, televisions, and printers will be accepted for recycling. An environmental fee, rates depending on the item and vary by product size, will be placed on each product included in this program. For more information about this program, what products are covered, and how to access it please visit http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/nl/.

Nova Scotia Program

In this program, desktop computers, notebook computers, monitors, televisions, and printers will be accepted for recycling. Starting in February 2007, an environmental fee, rates depending on the item and vary by product size, will be placed on each product included in the program. For more information about this program and how to access it please visit http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/ns/.

Ontario Recycling Program

Effective April 1, 2009, Lenovo will begin charging an Electronic Waste Handling Fee on all information technology equipment (designated as an obligated material by Ontario’s Waste Diversion Act’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Program Plan) sold by Lenovo in the province of Ontario. For more information on Ontario’s Waste Diversion Act, please see https://rpra.ca.

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Program Plan requires Lenovo to remit fees on each sale of qualifying equipment sold within the province of Ontario, including keyboards, mice, disk drives, desktop computers, notebook computers, monitors, televisions, printers, and other computer peripherals. These fees are established by Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) and approved by Ontario’s Minister of the Environment. The fees are used by OES to fund an electronics recycling system within the province. For information on the electronics recycling system, please visit OES’s website at www.ontarioelectronicstewardship.ca.

Prince Edward Island

In this program, electronic products including desktop computers, notebook computers, monitors, tablets, televisions, and printers will be accepted for recycling. An environmental fee, rates depending on the item and vary by product size, will be placed on each product included in this program. For more information about this program, what products are covered, and how to access it please visit http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/pei/.

Quebec

In this program, electronic products including desktop computers, notebook computers, monitors, tablets, televisions, and printers will be accepted for recycling. An environmental fee, rates depending on the item and vary by product size, will be placed on each product included in this program. Currently, no fee is charged for sales through Lenovo’s website. For more information about this program, what products are covered, and how to access it please visit http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/qc/.

Saskatchewan Program

In this program, desktop computers, notebook computers, monitors, televisions, and printers will be accepted for recycling. Starting in February 2007, an environmental fee, rates depending on the item and vary by product size, will be placed on each product included in the program. For more information about this program and how to access it please visit http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/sk/.

Commercial PC Recycling Service

Lenovo offers various ways for businesses to recycle their organization’s computers in an environmentally responsible manner.

Lenovo Asset Recovery Services

Lenovo offers Asset Recovery Services (ARS) to business customers to help manage their end-of-life technology equipment by providing PC take-back, data destruction, refurbishment and recycling. Lenovo also offers additional services including inventory, value assessment, on-site de-installation and data encryption. This service gives customers an end-to-end solution from Lenovo from the point of computer purchase to take-back and disposal. Lenovo's expertise in managing the end-of-life computers can help customers eliminate the time and expense of managing the disposal of surplus or replaced equipment themselves. Additionally upon request, Lenovo can facilitate donation of the old computers or can help customers receive cash back for them.

Businesses interested in using these services should contact their local Lenovo Sales Representative. For more information on Lenovo Asset Recovery Services (ARS) please click here.

British Columbia

For businesses and institutions, Lenovo is a participating steward in the "Return-it" program which offers several recycling options, including drop off at depots or direct pickup of equipment (certain restrictions apply). For details please see https://www.return-it.ca/electronics/.

Packaging Recycling

Lenovo has designed our packaging to minimize packaging volume while maintaining the protective performance required to safely ship our products. In designing our packaging, we strive to maximize the use of recycled and recyclable materials. Our packaging is designed to be recycled locally by the end user in most municipal and commercial waste and recycling streams. Recycling packaging locally helps to minimize the environmental impact from transportation of empty packaging for recycling. For information about local recycling options in Canada, please your municipal or provincial government. Institutional users of Lenovo P720 workstations can contact environment@lenovo.com for more information about packaging recycling options.