To refurbish electronic equipment implies updating, repairing or replacing some parts in order to give the equipment a longer life or make it function again.

The reduction of the quantity of e-waste; the generation of employment and sources of income; the possibility of getting electronic equipment at lower prices, among other advantages, demonstrate that electronic refurbishment is an activity that has a series of positive environmental, social, and economic impacts for human beings and the environment.

Electronic equipment refurbishing entails a high added value process since it enables equipment to work for the same purpose as it was manufactured originally.

This process can be carried out in several ways with different goals in mind.  For example, there are companies that do refurbishing only as a service, while others are capable to gather, diagnose, repair and pack electronic equipment for its resale.


Mercant Canada Inc. is very proud to announce that we are now an OES (Ontario Electronic Stewardship) approved collection Site and an approved OES reuse/refurbish partner. This accreditation ensures that any WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) does not go into our country's landfills.We pledge to reuse as much of this equipment as possible and equipment that is beyond reuse is diverted to an OES approved recycler. Please visit the OES website for more information.