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- Drop off old electronics and e-waste at TD Canada Trust branches on select dates -

VANCOUVER, Aug. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - On Saturdays, beginning August 27th and throughout the fall until October 15th, cash and cheques won't be the only deposits accepted at select TD Canada Trust branches in B.C. Today, TD Canada Trust announced the launch of its E-Recycling Event, making it easy for Canadians to dispose of their old electronics at approximately 50 of its participating branches. Customers and local area residents are encouraged to bring in their old or unwanted electronic and e-waste items to a designated branch to be recycled.

"TD is committed to being an environmental leader and recycles as many electronics as possible in order to divert potentially hazardous materials from our landfills," says, Jane Russell, Senior Vice President, Pacific Region, TD Canada Trust. "Hosting these local recycling events makes it easy for our customers and residents in the area to do their part for the environment and dispose their old electronics responsibly."

During a successful test pilot program last year at three branches in Edmonton, Vancouver and Burlington, TD Canada Trust responsibly disposed of and recycled close to 1,500 electronics in three days. The event has now expanded to include close to 50 branches across Canada in five regions - Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec and New Brunswick.

To participate in the E-Recycling Event, customers and residents can bring common electronics items such as TVs, personal computers and peripherals (mice, laptop, keyboards, and speakers), desktop printers, monitors, cell phones and smartphones, batteries, mp3 players and more. As an added incentive, Canadians who recycle their electronics at the participating branches will be entered in a draw to win a Smart Car.

Our environment is changing in fundamental ways that will impact the way we work and live. At TD Canada Trust we are committed to being an environmental leader by reducing our operational impact and pioneering projects to create carbon offsets that have community benefits. As of the end of 2010, 98% of e-waste from TD was diverted from landfills, where the majority was refurbished and donated to charities.

The following TD Canada Trust Branches in B.C. will be participating in the E-Recycling Event on designated Saturdays throughout the fall.

August 27 18630 Fraser Highway
Surrey, BC V3S 7Y4
New Westminster:
September 3 1003 Columbia St
New Westminster, BC V3M 1C4
September 10 1966 Guthrie Rd Unit 104b
Comox, BC V9M 3X7
September 17 6710 Hastings St Unit 105
Burnaby, BC V5B 1S5
North Vancouver:
September 24 180 Esplanade W Unit 1
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A3
October 1 109 West Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
October 8 1689 Manitoba St
Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B8

About TD Canada Trust

TD Canada Trust offers personal and business banking to more than 11.5 million customers. We provide a wide range of products and services from chequing and savings accounts, to credit cards, mortgages and business banking, to credit protection and travel medical insurance, as well as advice on managing everyday finances. TD Canada Trust makes banking comfortable with award-winning service and convenience through 24/7 mobile, internet, telephone and ATM banking, as well as in over 1,100 branches - most open 8 'til late and many now open Sunday. For more information, please visit: TD Canada Trust is the Canadian retail bank of TD Bank Group, the sixth largest bank in North America.

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