Toronto E-Recycling Plant Receives Verification from RQO

FCM Recycling now operates six RQO approved electronics recycling facilities in Canada.

February 28, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Certification Electronics Legislation & Regulations

Canadian electronics recycling company FCM Recycling Inc. has announced that its newest facility in Toronto has completed the assessment under the Recycler Qualification Program (RQP).

Lavaltrie, Quebec-based FCM says its 40,000-square-foot Toronto facility is the sixth FCM electronics recycling facility in Canada and second in Ontario to be approved by the Recycler Qualification Office (RQO).

The RQO was established “by the industry-led end-of-life electronics stewardship programs to ensure that environmentally sound electronics reuse and recycling standards are established, met, maintained and continually improved upon,” according to the RQO website.

“This latest achievement demonstrates FCM’s continuous commitment to ensuring that all end-of-life electronics are handled and managed in a safe and environmentally sound manner that safeguards worker health and safety, the whole in accordance with the highest industry standards,” says Chris Karambatsos, FCM vice president of compliance.

“Through achieving, maintaining and operating FCM in accordance with the standards set forth under the Recycler Qualification Program, we are providing our partners and customers with the comfort that their end-of-life electronics are being properly handled and processed from the point of primary processing to the point of final disposition,” adds Karambatsos.

In addition to its two facilities in Ontario, FCM operates RQO verified plants in British Columbia, Québec, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.