The pilot launches on September 1, 2020.
The following electronics product categories will be included in the Pilot:
Yes, ARMA encourages registered municipal and Indigenous collection sites who have the capacity to stockpile these additional items, to do so.
This is a voluntary program therefore you are free to drop out at any time. We will be inviting your feedback regarding your decision so that we can continuously work towards improving the program.
As long you are currently registered with ARMA to collect electronics, you can sign up to participate in the pilot at any time.
If you plan to collect expansion material prior to the start of the pilot, feel free to consult with your processor to address this additional material. If you do not plan to start collecting until the Pilot begins, your processor will be in touch with you as the project unfolds to plan for your needs.
You are not required to start accepting expansion material prior to the start of the pilot.
Yes, you are required to keep expansion material separate from program material and you are also required to continue counting program material.
You will not be required to count the expansion material that comes in however you will still be required to count the program material that comes in.
Prior to the start of the Pilot, we will be providing detailed information to all collection sites (and processors) regarding the process for collection of pilot material including the reporting requirements.
Prior to the start of the Pilot, we will be providing detailed information to all collection sites including the Collection Site Funding Request forms that will function in a similar fashion to the forms you currently use for program material. (scroll further down this page to the SUBMIT A CLAIM section where you can download the funding request forms).
Municipal and Indigenous Collection Sites will be fully compensated for the Pilot Project materials received. We will be sharing the specifics with you once we complete our planning phase.
Yes, as of September 1, 2020, municipalities and Indigenous communities can accept expanded electronics products as part of the Roundup Grant Program. The updated grant application will be found here. Updated promotional material reflecting expanded electronics will also be made available to approved applicants.
Your take-it-or-leave-it area is separate from ARMA’s programs therefore you can continue to run it.
You are free to call any of our registered processors if you are not happy with the service of the one you are using. The list can be found by CLICKING HERE.
We would ask however, that you let us know why you have chosen to go with a different processor so that we can address your issues with the one you are currently using. Please email your feedback to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARMA’s Operations Team have been reaching out to all registered collectors to offer a virtual and/or in-person information session on the pilot project. To date we have completed presentations to 70% of registered sites. If for some reason we have not been able to reach you, please email us at email@example.com. For your reference, following is the development schedule for the pilot:
|Activity||Start Date||Tentative End Date|
|Planning||May 2020||August 2020|
|Stakeholder Engagement and Communications||May 2020||September 2022|
|Pilot Startup||September 2020||September 2022|
|Research and Data Collection||September 2020||September 2022|
|Pilot Project Analysis||September 2022||November 2022|
Research and Data Collection will include the following:
Collection of electronic products that meet the established initial parameters.
Data collection to evaluate the number of electronic products collected and the associated diversion rates.
Field monitoring to assess the operations in terms of resourcing and material handling.
Assessment of local and national downstream recycling market capacity and constraints.
No, by virtue of the definition of Electronics in the Electronics Designation Regulation, the Electronics Fund can be used for “all electrical and electronics equipment or devices.” There is no legislated or regulatory restriction that it must relate to a certain class of electronics or a certain period of time.