Make old new again

Give new life to old electronics equipment!

Let’s make the world a better place!

STEAM Centre’s re//BUILD.IT program believes in reuse before recycle. We take in a wide range of electronics equipment and do our very best to give it a new a purpose. If our staff, volunteers, and makers can’t reuse the equipment or parts, we ensure the materials are recycled properly!Want to donate? If the materials are small enough, you can use the bin in our parking lot facing Gladstone Ave or if the materials are larger, call the centre to arrange the drop off time.

When we have enough computers, we also offer re//BUILD.IT for Teens drop-ins about two times a month. Teens learn how computers work by taking them apart and putting them back together again! If the computers work when they are done, they can either take them home or donate them to a local community member or service. Limit: 1 PC per student per year.

re//BUILD.IT for Teens – Computers

What is inside a computer? How does it go together? Learn how the mysterious black box that we use for everything from gaming to design to communicating with Friends works! Learn what the components make up a PC, and how to rebuild it to bring it back to life! You decide how many instructor-facilitated sessions you need to complete your PC, or if you feel you’ve mastered the techniques become a STEAMWorks member and continue the build on your own faster. 1 Free PC to each student per year. Ages 13-17.

Session Dates:, Mar 3, 17, Apr 7 & 21
Time: 1-4pm
Fee: $35 per session

Bin Locations

STEAM Centre’s re//BUILD.IT program serves Elgin County! Drop off your eRecycling at any of the following bin locations. Need to deliver to us directly? Give us a call at 226-212-0048 to arrange a drop off time.

Looking to add a bin in your location? Contact us today!

STEAM Centre

50 Wellington St.
St. Thomas, ON

Southwold Township Library

35921 Talbot Line
Shedden, ON

West Lorne Library

160A Main St.,
West Lorne, Ontario

John Kenneth Galbraith Reference Library

236 Shackleton St.,
Dutton, ON

Belmont Library

14134 Belmont Rd.,
Belmont, ON

Springfield Library

12105 Whittaker Rd.,
Springfield, ON

We accept the following items:

  • Tube TVs
  • FlatscreenTVs
  • Computer monitors (Flat screen & CRT)
  • Keyboards & mice
  • Printers, scanners, fax machines
  • Microwaves
  • Modems & routers
  • Cellphones & telephones
  • Computer towers
  • Cords
  • Batteries (rechargeable & non-recharge- able)
  • Satellite receivers, cable boxes, home entertainment units, etc.
  • Printer cartridges
  • Radios
  • Blenders & food processors
  • VCRs & DVD players
  • Laptops
  • Stereos
  • Speakers
  • Vacuums
  • Power tools
  • Tablets
  • Gaming consoles & peripherals