Power Up the Planet

Power Up the Planet (PUP) is a registered Alberta non-profit with a two-pronged initiative. Our recycling program reduces e-waste and its negative impact on the environment, while our up-cycling efforts give electronic equipment a new lease on life. The electronics that we refurbish are donated to charities in the greater Edmonton area.

Both households and businesses have unwanted electronics taking up storage space. These items routinely end up in landfills because people are unaware of proper disposal methods. We work to ensure that all materials not suitable for donation are appropriately recycled in a responsible, environmentally friendly manner.

Although PUP accepts all electronics for recycling, we reuse only the following: (2010 or later)

  • Mice & keyboards
  • Printers
  • Cellphones
  • Laptops
  • Towers
  • Servers
  • Plotters
  • Televisions
  • Flat screen monitors

Do you also accept and refurbish hard drives?

We accept hard drives for disposal; however, we refurbish hard drives only with written consent. Instead, we rely on monetary donations to buy low-cost hard drives for the systems we build.

Data Disposal

Simply deleting files from a hard drive is not enough; deleting files merely makes them inaccessible from the operating system. Our data destruction software overwrites available hard drive space with random data until data can no longer be retrieved. Our staff physically destroys the drives themselves.

Wiping and destroying a hard drive renders data stored on it completely unreadable. The data can no longer be accessed or used for unauthorized purposes.

Destruction certificates are available upon request.


We offer free pickup of your old and unwanted electronics within the greater Edmonton area. You can also drop off any electronics at the following address: 18116 102 Ave NW.

For any inquiries about pickup, please contact us at 780-616-3120, email us at [email protected], or visit poweruptheplanet.ca for more information.

Have questions or think you can help?

Great! Contact us today for more information or to arrange for pick up of your unwanted electronics.

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