Get rid of those old electronics, and catch some hockey too


The BC Hockey League (BCHL) is offering up hockey action and a chance to lighten your energy load at the same time.

This winter, we'll be at select BCHL games to offer drop-off for your older, unwanted electronics. You can reduce standby power use and catch a great game at the same time. If you received a new television or computer over the holidays, or if you took advantage of some Boxing Week deals, remember to recycle your old ones.

If you recycle them at a participating BCHL game, Power Smart experts and our partners from 1 800 GOT JUNK will be there to help you unload and we might even have a giveaway to say thanks.

Where you can drop off

Date Location Schedule
January 19

Surrey Eagles at West Kelowna Warriors
Royal LePage Place,
2760 Cameron Road
West Kelowna

Drop off: 5:00 p.m.
Game: 7:00 p.m.

January 20

Penticton Vees at Coquitlam Express
Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre,
640 Poirier Street

Drop off: 12:00 noon
Game: 2:00 p.m.

February 16

Alberni Valley Bulldogs at Victoria Grizzlies
Bear Mountain Arena,
1751 Island Highway

Drop off: 5:00 p.m.
Game: 7:15 p.m.

What you can recycle

  • Old, unused televisions
  • Other unwanted electronics like computers, monitors, and stereos

Can't make it to a game? You can recycle your old electronics free of charge at a Return-It electronics depot near you.

Victoria customers: arrange a pickup

Thanks to our partners at 1 800 GOT JUNK, Victoria customers also have the opportunity to arrange pick-up of their old televisions from Monday, February 4 to Friday, February 15. To register for a free pickup of your old TV, call 1 866 919 5865.

The first 300 customers to register are guaranteed pickup. Register early to avoid missing your spot.

You'll need to ensure that your television is outside your home on the day of your pick-up.

Not in Victoria? Return-It Electronics depots accept unused televisions and other electronics free of charge.

BCHL: rising stars at great rates

The BC Hockey League offers more than just a place to bring your old TVs. With 16 teams across the province, BCHL is home to some of the best junior A hockey in North America. And with affordable prices (most games are $13-$15/ticket), it's a good way to catch the hockey you may be missing with the NHL lockout.

You're guaranteed some pretty great action; the BCHL was once home to many current and former NHL players, including Brett Hull, Paul Kariya, Scott Gomez, Carey Price, former Vancouver Canuck Tanner Glass, and Stanley Cup winner (and B.C. boy) Willie Mitchell.

Don't miss out on a chance to catch some rising stars — check out the BC Hockey League and find a team in your area.