(Dawson Creek, BC) Lake View Credit Union has kicked off the month of August with a trip to the new Electronic Recycling Depot in Fort St. John. Lake View Credit Union recycled 20 computer systems and various Bits and Bytes that had been sitting in storage in the Dawson Creek Branch. Recycling these computers was one more move in an ongoing recycling program that started years ago.
IT Manager Andrew Free has been keeping in touch with Northern Environmental Action Team (N.E.A.T) and the Recycling Council of British Columbia over the past couple of months to co-ordinate the eco-friendly disposal of our obsolete computing equipment.
?Our members privacy and security is important to us, so we have removed the hard drives from all recycled systems and are storing them in a safe place to be destroyed at a later date? commented Mr Free.
Lake View Credit Union also recycles paper (anything confidential is shredded and handled separately) as well as ink cartridges from the dozens of printers we use. Bottles and cans are all recycled and every effort is made to lower our water usage year round.
Lake View Credit Union is Northeast B.C.?s largest credit union serving the Peace Country ( Dawson Creek, Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge ) and has almost $200 million in assets and over 15,500 members. We strive to make the environment a priority for our current and future members in years to come.
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