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A Grassroots Organization With A Grassroots Approach To E-Waste

Technology For People Group Inc. a non-profit driven by citizens who want to make a meaningful and long lasting difference  in the earth's future & people's lives environmentally, socially and technologically.  We are an organization who Promotes and actively practices sustainability at the grassroots level. A leading organization here in Newfoundland and Labrador  we employ the ideology  of  Refurbishing, Reuse and Recycling  that is safe and free from creating harm to ourselves and our wildlife when it comes to all forms of electronic waste or waste generated by it, such as packaging, software, manuals, books and accessories. Visit our Mission page for more.

Corporation # 57928

Incorporated since
April, 16th

Last Updated 09/2/13

Website Under Renovation

Please accept our sincere apologies we are making some changes to our website during the week of Sept 02 - 08, 2013 , so you may see issues with the site itself while this is occurring thanks so much for your understanding. 

Kindest Regards

Total  recycled and in reuse as of Sept 02, 2013, 7.5  (metric) ton & climbing

Local Focus

Located in St.John's, Newfoundland & Labrador. We are a local organization which started on May 28th 2005.and became incorporated on April 16th, 2008 

What we do

What do we do? With computer technology being our primary  focus we refurbish and recycle most full PC & Mac Systems and their parts, manuals, software and other electronic devices for use by families and individuals who may meet our criteria.

If they do not already have a computer in their home, it can be demonstrated that they are in a financial situation that will not permit them to purchase a new system and they meet all other TFPG INC. criteria, we will supply them with computer technology for a very nominal fee of $75.00 to $150.00 depending on the system as well as the training to use them.

We are expanding our refurbishing and reuse mandate to include the majority of electronic products available on the market today in an effort to assist  various levels of government and non-governmental agencies to reduce the demand on our already strained landfill system by way of promoting its reuse, refurbishing, re-purposing & recycling to the general public through advertising,  informational sessions, E-waste dump and runs.


Responsible Electronic Waste Recycling Comes To Newfoundland and Labrador!

We here at Technology for People Group Inc. are extremely pleased and excited that responsible e waste recycling has finally reached our shores by of the Electronic Products Recycling Association NL you can learn more about them by visiting the following link (EPRA NL). The EPRA is responsible for implementing and operating an industry-led and government-approved electronic products recycling program that is available for consumers and businesses throughout the province. There are now 19 drop off locations currently and more to come.You can find out the closest drop off location nearest you by going to the following link 

The great thing is that you can drop off all of those old electronics free of charge at any location that falls under EPRA mandate. to see a list of acceptable items please visit this link , but remember if its still usable we can help you here at Technology for People Group Inc. by getting technology into the hands of those with low to moderate incomes, charities and non-profit organizations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador in a effort to bridge the digital divide. 

Program Launch!

For Immediate Release
July 30, 2013

New Electronic Products Recycling Program Launched in Newfoundland and Labrador

Bay Roberts, NL – Starting August 1st Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will be able to recycle unused and unwanted electronic products while helping the environment at the same time. The Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA), a not-for-profit, industry-led organization, has launched a new recycling program aimed at end-of-life electronics in Newfoundland and Labrador.

EPRA, along with the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Environment and Conservation and Minister Responsible for the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board and Mike Samson, Chief Executive Officer of the Multi Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB), marked the program launch today at a Green Depot in Bay Roberts.

“The launch of a provincial electronic products recycling program is a testament to our government’s commitment to work with industry stakeholders to establish long-term waste management solutions that will help achieve our 50 per cent goal of waste reduction,” said Minister Hedderson.  “Newfoundlanders and Labradorians now have a solution for responsibly and conveniently recycling the estimated 2600 tonnes of electronic waste generated annually throughout the province.”

While the Electronic Products Recycling Program is new to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, it is already active around the country. Newfoundland and Labrador is now one of nine provinces to adopt this new method of responsible recycling of end-of-life electronics and it will be the seventh program operated by EPRA in Canada.

“We are thrilled to bring this recycling program to the people of this province,” says Cliff Hacking, President and CEO of EPRA. “We know from our research that more than 90% of residents in the province feel there is a need for the proper disposal of unwanted and unused electronics, and we’re glad we’ll be able to now meet that need.”

EPRA NL will work in partnership with manufacturers, retailers, provincial and municipal governments and consumers to ensure obsolete electronics are diverted from landfills and recycled in an efficient and responsible manner, says Hacking.

“We’ve set up 14 Drop-off Centres around the province with more to follow and will also be holding community pick-up events throughout the coming months to ensure this recycling program is accessible to as many people as possible,” says Hacking. A complete list of Drop-off Centres and what electronic products are accepted, is available at

There is no charge to residents who drop off electronic products. The program is funded by an Environmental Handling Fee that is charged on the sale of new designated electronic products. These fees are paid at the time of purchase and are true reflections of the cost to collect, transport, and recycle the item, says Hacking.

“The MMSB has been working with electronics manufacturers to ensure they take a leadership role in properly recycling and disposing of the products they produce, and as a result, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can participate in a province-wide program that will manage their end-of-life electronics in an environmentally sound manner.” said Mike Samson.

For more information about EPRA, please visit


As a recognized industry-led not-for-profit organization, EPRA provides an approved environmental compliance program for manufacturers, distributors and retailers of electronics. It is responsible for implementing and operating, on behalf of its stewards, a responsible program for the recovery and reclamation of electronic products in accordance with standards established by EPRA and the requirements of the MMSB

What Electronic Products are accepted?

EPRA Newfoundland and Labrador accepts and recycles a range of regulated electronic products including: display devices (such as televisions and monitors), desktop printers, computers and peripherals (such as keyboards), home theatre in a box (HTB) systems, non-cellular telephones as well as audio and video systems.

Media Contact:

Erin Curran


Subedi family from Nepal becomes Technology For People Group Inc's first family to receive a refurbished PC under the Community Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) program.


The Subedi family and Technology For People Group Inc's Executive Director Matthew Della Valle and his daughter Chantelle taking a moment together.

Like most refugees who come to Canada the Subedi family has had to endure a lot as a family to get where they are now. They have had to adjust to a new country, a new way of life and learn how to speak a new language and they are learning quite quickly I might add. They are becoming more skilled and proficient everyday and their newly refurbished PC will only serve to enhance their ability to do so and their quality of life. We were so touched and moved as a staff by how thankful they were we spent a few hours enjoying their hospitality, where we had some wonderful a tasty Nepalese cuisine. We were all so enriched as people after this experience it just felt so right if any family deserved one our refurbished PC's they did. They may not possess a lot of material wealth  but they however possess wealth of heart and spirit. They are as a family an inspiration we thank them for allowing us to be a part of that joy. To see more photos of the big day please visit our photo album at this link


  • Do you love your community?
  • What to learn some new skills or improve on the ones you have?
  • Want to protect it? 
  • Want to make it  better place?
  • Can you spare Little bit of your time, expertise and patience?
  • Volunteer Opportunities available. We need a few good human beings who are computer savvy, who know how to refurbish computer hardware, install software, build complete computer systems from the bottom up, and/or pick up donations.

    Together, let us change the face of our province and communities by keeping previously used parts and components, manuals, disks and software, and all of those computer gadgets, out of the Landfills. It's about time we do something before it gets too far out of hand.

Volunteers are needed to help us with parts and software collection If you can donate your time to help us with pickups that would be very much appreciated.


It is with the greatest love and support that we dedicate this site to all those who work tirelessly and selflessly to make our wonderful planet a better place in which to live as every effort counts.


We here at Technology For People Group Inc. would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for Stewart McKelvey's assistance in our incorporation. Hats off to all of you, especially Rod & Steve!

Stewart McKelvey | Barristers, Solicitors and Trademark Agents Suite 1100 | Cabot Place | 100 New Gower Street | P.O. Box 5038

Downstream Audit Program

In the spirit of transparency TFPG Inc. we have instituted a downstream audit of where our donations are going and coming from so we are always accountable to the community we serve. However we will not issue out names of specific clients or donors so that client and donor confidentiality is respected, unless the client or donor gives us written, electronic, or oral permission to do so for promotional purposes. 

TFPG INC can use volunteers in the following areas

We are an organization who's first priority is to help the people of our community who are financially challenged to secure fully operational computer systems, in an effort to help them improve their quality of life, and bridge the clear division that exists technologically for them and to provide the community at large with a working solution to electronic waste by implementation of the Three R's a) Reuse b) Refurbish c) Recycle

  • We are in need of volunteers currently working or are in training  in the following fields within the computing industry who want to keep their skills fine tuned & can make a serious commitment of 4- 8 hrs per week.
  • Computer Technicians, IT professionals, Computing Engineers and Webmasters

  • General Helper's To: Install software, salvage parts & systems, parts cleaning and refurbishing, software testing and inventory. 

Board of Directors 

Are you interested in becoming a member of our Board of Directors! We are currently seeking a whole new board from Chairperson to General Members as of Sept 1st 2013 so contact us today you will be glad you did!

Executive Members 

Chairperson: John J. Barry (MFA Graphic Arts)

Treasurer: (Vacant )

Secretary: (Vacant)

General Members 



Our Founder &  Volunteer Executive Director
Matthew Della Valle

Development & Promotion


Graphic Arts


Co-Founder & Volunteer Secretary

Alicia Della Valle 


General Divisions and Staff

Software Support & Refurbishing

Desmond Hepditch

Technical Support & Consulting


  • Ryan Oliver Volunteer Computer Support Technician
  • Chris Matchem Voluntary Technical Assistance & Consulting
  • Roderick Greening Voluntary Technical Assistance & Consulting

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 Photographer: M D 2006 TFPG INC.

  • Positions Available (Keep in mind all are voluntary positions at this point however this will change as we evolve as an organization and some positions may be added and or combined , overtime some will become paid positions and permanent some multitasking will be involved until staffing levels are sufficient and the proper facilities have been secured)

Executive Positions

 Director of Programs (1 position to fill )

General Positions

  • Software  Installation Person ( 1 position to fill )

  • Technical Support ( 1 position to fill )

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