Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable:
The Major Appliances Recycling Roundtable (MARR) is a not-for-profit stewardship agency created to implement and operate a stewardship plan for end-of-life major household appliances in the province of British Columbia (BC) on behalf of the major appliance "producers" who are obligated under the BC Recycling Regulation. The MARR plan is focused on enhancing the performance and transparency of the existing market-based system of collecting and recycling major household appliances in BC.
Large appliances contain recoverable metals and getting them back into the supply chain reduces the need for new raw materials. Also, many large appliances contain refrigerants: a group of chemicals that collectively are called ozone-depleting substances. By responsibly recycling your large appliances, you ensure that any ozone-depleting substances will be handled and disposed of carefully by licensed professionals.
There are certified drop-off sites that accept major appliances all across BC. There is no charge when you drop off your appliance at a MARR collection site and you can rest assured knowing your large appliances will be recycled responsibly.
What does this mean for Augusta Recyclers Customers?
Basically nothing changes for dropping off used appliances with the one exception we will no longer be charging a "Freon Removal Fee" for the disposal of used Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners, Humidifiers and Water Coolers. MARR covers these costs with the money collected through the Administrative Product Fee "APF" that is collected at the point of sale of new appliances in BC. All other appliances are still free to dispose of at our Scrap Metal site and are 100% recycled.
For more info on the MARR program, please click the link below:
Augusta Recyclers Inc. started business in 1987 as PR Metal Processing, and has since evolved into a full service recycling center. We have the equipment and personnel to carry out all sizes of scrap metal removal and site clean ups.
Augusta also buys and sells some ferrous and non-ferrous metals, call us for pricing and requirements.