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? Call the Centre to arrange for a drop off time.

Every three months we offer re//BUILD.IT for Teens & Adults. Participants learn how computers work by taking them apart and putting them back together again! If the computers work when they are done, students can either take them home or donate them to a local community member or service. Limit: 1 PC per student per year.

To date, STEAM Centre has collected over 300,000 lbs. of electronic waste to be used in our education programs!

re//BUILD.IT – 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. Most students take three sessions to complete their PC. Ages 10-17.




5pm – 7pm


$45 for your first session +

$25 for each subsequent session



Please sign up by the Saturday before the drop-in date so that we can schedule our instructor appropriately.

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!


Belmont Library

14134 Belmont Rd.,
Belmont, ON

John Kenneth Galbraith Reference Library

236 Shackleton St.,
Dutton, ON

Southwold Township Library

35921 Talbot Line
Shedden, ON

Springfield Library

12105 Whittaker Rd.,
Springfield, ON

West Lorne Library

160A Main St.,
West Lorne, Ontario

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