Table 19
Disposal of electronic waste (e-waste), by province

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Disposal of electronic waste (e-waste), by province
Table summary
This table presents data related to the disposal of electronic waste items (e-waste). The row headers provide information for all of Canada and by province. The column headers provide information on the proportion of households that had a particular type of electronic waste and the disposal methods used for the electronic waste in question. Results are provided for computers, printers and fax machines, televisions and computer displays, audio-video equipment, cellular phones, and electronic gaming equipment.
  Had dead or unwanted computers to dispose of Had dead or unwanted computers to dispose of
Put them in the garbage Took or sent them to a depot or drop-off centre Returned them to a supplier or retailer Donated or gave them away Repaired or sold them Still had them Other
  percent
Canada 23 3 52 7 15 F 23 1 E
Newfoundland and Labrador 15 F F F F F 45 F
Prince Edward Island 24 E F 56 E F F F F F
Nova Scotia 23 F 83 F F F 14 E F
New Brunswick 19 20 E 20 E F 19 E F 38 E F
Quebec 18 E 37 E 24 F 27 F
Ontario 24 E 49 E 15 F 24 E
Manitoba 24 F 35 F 21 E F 48 F
Saskatchewan 23 F 69 F F F 23 E F
Alberta 30 F 72 E E F 14 E F
British Columbia 25 F 64 E 13 E F 18 E F
Disposal of electronic waste (e-waste), by province (continued)
  Had dead or unwanted printers or fax machines to dispose of Had dead or unwanted printers or fax machines to dispose of
Put them in the garbage Took or sent them to a depot or drop-off centre Returned them to a supplier or retailer Donated or gave them away Repaired or sold them Still had them Other
  percent
Canada 15 4 51 7 14 2 E 22 2 E
Newfoundland and Labrador E F F F F F 36 E F
Prince Edward Island 11 E F 65 F F F F F
Nova Scotia 14 F 82 F F F 10 E F
New Brunswick 10 F 34 E F F F 37 E F
Quebec 11 E 36 13 E 25 E F 21 F
Ontario 15 E 50 E 13 F 20 E
Manitoba 16 F 29 E F 19 E F 45 F
Saskatchewan 15 F 64 F F F 28 E F
Alberta 21 F 71 E E F 13 E F
British Columbia 19 F 52 F 11 E F 32 E F
Disposal of electronic waste (e-waste), by province (continued)
  Had dead or unwanted televisions or computer displays to dispose of Had dead or unwanted televisions or computer displays to dispose of
Put them in the garbage Took or sent them to a depot or drop-off centre Returned them to a supplier or retailer Donated or gave them away Repaired or sold them Still had them Other
  percent
Canada 24 5 50 5 20 1 E 19 2 E
Newfoundland and Labrador 15 F 26 E F 25 E F 29 E F
Prince Edward Island 15 E F 71 F F F F F
Nova Scotia 26 F 77 F F F 11 E F
New Brunswick 15 15 E 33 E F 37 E F 28 E F
Quebec 22 E 34 E 32 F 18 F
Ontario 21 E 48 E 20 F 18 E
Manitoba 29 F 38 F 18 E F 38 F
Saskatchewan 28 F 57 F 15 E F 27 F
Alberta 31 F 63 E 12 E F 15 E F
British Columbia 31 F 61 F 12 E F 19 E F
Disposal of electronic waste (e-waste), by province (continued)
  Had dead or unwanted audio-video equipment to dispose of Had dead or unwanted audio-video equipment to dispose of
Put them in the garbage Took or sent them to a depot or drop-off centre Returned them to a supplier or retailer Donated or gave them away Repaired or sold them Still had them Other
  percent
Canada 13 7 51 4 E 16 2 E 21 2 E
Newfoundland and Labrador E F F F F F F F
Prince Edward Island E F 74 F F F F F
Nova Scotia 13 F 77 F F F 21 E F
New Brunswick E F F F F F 33 E F
Quebec 10 12 E 37 F 23 E F 20 E F
Ontario 13 E 48 E 17 E F 24 F
Manitoba 14 E F 47 E F F F 36 E F
Saskatchewan 14 E F 58 F F F 26 E F
Alberta 17 F 70 F F F 13 E F
British Columbia 14 F 63 F 16 E F 14 E F
Disposal of electronic waste (e-waste), by province (continued)
  Had dead or unwanted cellular phones to dispose of Had dead or unwanted cellular phones to dispose of
Put them in the garbage Took or sent them to a depot or drop-off centre Returned them to a supplier or retailer Donated or gave them away Repaired or sold them Still had them Other
  percent
Canada 18 5 E 25 19 8 F 44 2 E
Newfoundland and Labrador 17 F F F F F 68 F
Prince Edward Island E F F F F F F F
Nova Scotia 18 F 34 E 30 E F F 25 E F
New Brunswick 14 F F 17 E F F 36 E F
Quebec 16 F 22 22 E F 45 F
Ontario 17 F 26 18 10 F 41 F
Manitoba 21 F 21 E 15 E F F 62 F
Saskatchewan 21 F 19 E 14 E F F 60 F
Alberta 20 F 34 19 E F F 40 F
British Columbia 20 F 19 17 E 15 E F 46 F
Disposal of electronic waste (e-waste), by province (continued)
  Had dead or unwanted electronic gaming equipment to dispose of Had dead or unwanted electronic gaming equipment to dispose of
Put them in the garbage Took or sent them to a depot or drop-off centre Returned them to a supplier or retailer Donated or gave them away Repaired or sold them Still had them Other
  percent
Canada 4 7 E 40 4 E 14 E F 27 F
Newfoundland and Labrador F F F F F F F F
Prince Edward Island F F F F F F F F
Nova Scotia E F F F F F F F
New Brunswick F F F F F F F F
Quebec E F F F F F 31 E F
Ontario 4 F 36 E F F F 30 E F
Manitoba E F F F F F F F
Saskatchewan E F F F F F F F
Alberta 7 F 55 F F F F F
British Columbia E F 53 F F F F F
Disposal of electronic waste (e-waste), by province (continued)
  Had e-waste to dispose of Did not have any e-waste
  percent
Canada 46 51
Newfoundland and Labrador 35 61
Prince Edward Island 38 62
Nova Scotia 48 51
New Brunswick 36 63
Quebec 42 56
Ontario 43 53
Manitoba 50 50
Saskatchewan 50 48
Alberta 52 43
British Columbia 53 41
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division, Households and the Environment Survey, 2011 (survey number 3881).
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