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Digital Picture Frames

Digital Picture Frames

Digital photo frames are one of those items that gets used or sits in a bottom drawer until the next time you declutter.  With fast-paced technology improvements and updates, electronics become out of date much more quickly than other appliances. Currently, Canadians toss more than 140,000 tonnes of electronic waste into landfills each year.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Consider using a regular picture frame and changing pictures monthly, or if you have a computer you can use the same digital photo application on your desktop.

Reuse

Donate your old, working digital frame to a charity, community group, school or church. Offer it for free through Craigslist or UsedVictoria.  Be sure to delete your photos.

Recycle

Digital photo frames are now part of the Product Stewardship program for electronic waste.  They can be taken to a number of drop-off locations throughout the CRD for free for recycling - you've already paid for this service with an environmental handling fee (EHF) when you bought it.

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn Road
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • Bottle Depot - Glanford

    4261 Glanford Avenue
    Saanich
    250.727.7480

  • Bottle Depot, Victoria - Queens

    655 Queens Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.7480

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Island Return It, Esquimalt

    935 Ellery Street
    Esquimalt
    250.381.1482

  • Island Return It, Sidney

    10025 Galaran Road
    Sidney
    250.655.4878

  • London Drugs

    All locations in the capital region

  • Salvation Army - Brentwood

    7177 West Saanich Rd
    Brentwood Bay
    250.652.4622

  • Salvation Army - Cedar Hill Cross

    1551 Cedar Hill Cross Road
    Victoria BC
    250.382.3714

  • Salvation Army - Hillside

    990 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.380.7717

  • Salvation Army - Vanalman

    765 Vanalman Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.2293

  • Salvation Army - Victoria

    525 Johnson Street
    Victoria
    250.384.3755

  • Salvation Army - View Royal

    307 Island Highway
    Victoria
    250.708.0520

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.
    Sooke
    250.642.3646

  • The Environmental Story

    Should I put together a traditional physical album with printed photos mounted on heavy paper pages, or should I use a digital picture frame that displays images on an LCD screen? Each method has its advantages and disadvantages when it comes to cost, time, and of course, energy use.

    A physical album can be an impressive gift, and is quite portable. Once it’s made, it doesn’t require any energy or technology – other than a light bulb so it can be enjoyed at night. Printing and mounting photos can be tedious and expensive—and it uses plenty of resources--but it’s a rewarding activity.

    On the other hand, if I show the images on a digital picture frame, they can be displayed all day long, in various different arrangements with transitions and music. The frame needs to be near an AC outlet, which means it requires a small, constant stream of electricity regardless if anyone is watching. That might add up quickly.

    Decisions, decisions. What to do?..... whatever you feel the receipent of the gift would like the most.