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Civic Recycling Online Shop: Order From Our Featured Product List

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Here at Civic Recycling, we take pride in our electrical products. From distribution panels, breakers and all types of electrical parts, nuts, and bolts. With new and reconditioned breakers on hand, we aim to have what you need when you need it. Browse the following featured product list for a look into what our extensive online shop offers.

Our online shop offers shipping all across Canada and we backup all of our work for 1 year.

What are our shipping options on the store? We will ship to you for the following prices:

  • Anywhere in Canada 2-5 days: $39.00
  •  Next-Day in Calgary: $19.00
  •  Local Pickup at our Calgary Warehouse (free).

So what kind of products are listed in the store? We have a ton of parts that can also be searched by manufacturer, category, and by poles/voltage/amperage. Here we want to feature some of the popular products that we have in stock right now.

Click to view the NA circuit breaker series from 15 amps all the way up to 100 amps. Each breaker comes new or reconditioned, learn more below!

Click the orange link or the image to view the product in the Civic Recycling Online Shop. Happy Shopping!


NA3P15 Circuit Breaker Available Now From Civic Recycling

New & Reconditioned NA3P15 – FPE plug in 15a 3p circuit breaker.
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NA3P20 Circuit Breaker From Our Featured Product List

New & Reconditioned NA3P20 – FPE plug in 20a 3p circuit breaker.
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Shop Now For NA3P30 Circuit Breakers!

New & Reconditioned NA3P30 – FPE plug in 30a 3p circuit breaker.
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NA3P40 Circuit Breaker From Civic Recycling Available Online

New & Reconditioned NA3P40 – FPE plug in 40a 3p circuit breaker.
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Shop Online For NA3P50 Circuit Breaker From Civic Recycling

New & Reconditioned NA3P50 – FPE plug in 50a 3p circuit breaker.
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NA3P60 Circuit Breaker From The Civic Recycling Online Shop

New & Reconditioned NA3P60 – FPE plug in 60a 3p circuit breaker.
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NA3P70 Circuit Breaker New & Reconditioned Prices

New & Reconditioned NA3P70 – FPE plug in 70a 3p circuit breaker.
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Purchase NA3P100 Circuit Breaker Online While Stock Lasts

New & Reconditioned NA3P100 – FPE plug in 100a 3p circuit breaker.
New Reconditioned NA3P100 FPE plug amp 3poles circuit breaker civic recycling electrical parts breakers canada 100 amps online shopping

Thanks for your interest in Civic Recycling, all you need to do now is add your products to your cart and purchase through our secure online shop.

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Checkout today with free pickup from our warehouse.
Shipping anywhere in Canada 2-5 days: $39.00
 Shipping Next-Day in Calgary: $19.00

If you have any questions please do not hesitate, contact us right away by phone or by email.


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Don’t Risk It: How High-Quality Circuit Breakers Protect Your Home

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High-Quality Circuit Breakers help protect you from electrical fires and will trip if they detect a problem. It is important to make sure they are checked by an electrician and that the breaker itself works properly and has been tested by a certified professional.

We found a great article from CNET.com that talks about this very topic, we have included part of the article below, for the full article click here.

Enjoy part of this post below!


Circuit Breakers fulfills a simple task:

If too much current flows through the circuit, it breaks the circuit and disconnects the dangerous flow.

The problem isn’t the electricity itself, but what it can do: start a fire. If a cable gets damaged, it can create an arc that can ignite wood or other material. This unrestricted flow of current could be caused by a wrongly-wired plug, a faulty device or your dog chewing through a cable. Anything that makes the circuit the current has to flow through shorter than it should be (hence the term short circuit) or sends it to the wrong place is a problem because it can arc and cause a fire. That’s the main difference between circuit breakers and the ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) sockets in your kitchen or bathroom: the latter protects you from electrical shock, while the circuit breaker in your basement prevents your house from burning down.

Somewhere in your house or apartment is a circuit panel that contains your circuit breakers. Each of these breakers is connected to a number of wall sockets or a single appliance. How much current will trigger these breakers depends on the type: most wall sockets will have 15- or 20-amp breakers, while large appliances like dryers may have larger ones. Whatever the capacity, they do the same thing: cut off the circuit if they detect a problem.

Inside is a mechanism called a magnetic breaker. In this, there is a coil of wire that the current passes through. Inside this coil is a small metal pin which can slide forward. When it moves, it pushes on another piece of metal, which is connected to a third piece that is part of the circuit. This is the active part of the breaker: normally, the current flows through it. When the pin moves and pushes the second piece, it moves the third piece and the circuit is broken. The circuit gets broken because a sudden increase in the current passing through the coil makes the pin move. The increased magnetic field created by this current pushes the pin, triggering the circuit breaker.


For more read the full article on CNET to read the full story on how circuit breakers will protect your home from electrical fires or other problems.

https://www.cnet.com/news/appliance-science-how-the-circuit-breaker-protects-you-from-fires/


High-Quality Circuit Breakers are important for both residential and commercial properties, make sure you have good equipment that has been tested by a professional.

Here at Civic Recycling, we back up our breaker testing with written test results, an insurance policy for you.

Properly tested circuit breakers are an insurance policy for you, your customers and your business. When it comes to the installation of circuit breakers your company takes on the liability if you install circuit breakers that are untested or have no documentation to back it up.

Eliminate the unnecessary risk with our help

All testing is performed by Certified Low Voltage Circuit Breaker Technicians. Contact us to learn more about this process and how we can give you peace of mind.

Our testing standards meet and/or exceed testing standards set out by  PEARL, NEMA, NETA IEEE and even the manufacturers testing standards.



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The Only Circuit Breaker Resource You Will Ever Need

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Time is your most valuable asset. You either get paid for that time or you don’t. It’s easy to be pulled away into tasks that eat up all of that valuable time for what seems like something simple, like searching for the right circuit breaker.

What’s the answer? Let someone else do that search and keep working. All it takes is a phone call or a quick visit to the online store on our website.

Your Circuit Breaker & Electrical Equipment Resource

Civic Recycling is your circuit breaker resource. We have an expert team loaded with Certified Breaker Technicians. Click here to make the call, let them know about the parts you need to get the job done and get an answer within minutes. Even better, have it all shipped to your project and get back to work with the right parts in hand.

The experts can help you with obsolete parts or hard-to-find electrical products from small residential breakers to massive mains big enough to run a large facility.

This includes new and top-quality parts, reconditioned by certified experts. Of course, the breakers and equipment come with a guarantee, so you and your customers can proceed with the peace of mind knowing you’re working with the best.

Add an expert electrical supplier to your team

You are paid for your skill as a professional contractor, not for the time you spend thumbing through multiple websites looking for a part. When you have a valuable resource at your disposal, such as an expert in supplying tough-to-find parts, use it.

  • Our experts know the parts you need and can get them in your hands.
  • You don’t need to do your own search. It’s already done.
  • One phone call or a search in our easy-to-use Online Store will give you the answers you need immediately, taking the guesswork out of acquiring parts.
  • All this adds up to you and your team getting back on the job.

The frustration of the wrong or low-quality circuit breaker parts

Want to double down on a time waster? All you need to do is spend time digging around for a part, order it and then learn it’s the wrong breaker. Want a complete disaster? Install that low-quality breaker and then return to the project later because it doesn’t work. No one wants to do the job twice.

No one can afford to do a search for a part, buy the wrong one and have it malfunction. It’s a serious risk to the success of your business. Hunting down the right transformer, motor control, fuse or receptacle can be an overwhelming task and a job you shouldn’t waste time doing when you have an expert at your fingertips – on the phone or online.  

Leave this job to the experts in the field of electrical supply and move forward with your project. For more about our electrical products click here or contact us for more information on your specific needs.

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Civic Recycling: Over 350,000 Fluorescent Lamps Recycled to Date

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Civic Recycling is pleased to announce that it has surpassed 350,000 lamps recycled to date and is well on its way to recycling 400,000 of them. Fluorescent lights provide high-value lighting in many settings but can contain up to 23 milligrams of toxic mercury per lamp. With this latest milestone in Civic Recycling’s commitment to protecting the environment in Canada, a total of 8,050,000 milligrams of mercury have been diverted from landfills or entering Canadian waterways. That’s 8 kilos of poison that can no longer cause harm to others or our natural resources.

Civic Recycling has surpassed 350,000 recycled lamps and well on our way to recycling 400,000!

Civic Recycling serves the greater Alberta region from its headquarters in Calgary. Through our fluorescent lamp recycling program, we aim to fill the gap left by our province not banning these types of lamps from garbage collection facilities as other areas already have. Although Calgary doesn’t categorize fluorescent bulbs as hazardous waste, we recognize the threat they pose if not disposed of properly, and we work to minimize that danger.

We effectively crush various types of fluorescent lamps, including T12, T8, and T5 plus 4-foot and 8-foot tubes, U-tubes and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). We rely on the 55 VRS-U Premium Bulb Eater from the AirCycle Corporation to deliver our recycling services to customers throughout central Canada. This machine safely breaks down fluorescent bulbs so mercury and phosphor dust can be collected in a specialty filter that we later send for appropriate hazardous waste disposal.

Are Fluorescent Bulbs Created The Same?

We also recognize that fluorescent bulbs aren’t all created the same. They can contain anywhere from 3 milligrams to 46 milligrams of mercury depending on bulb type, size, and age. Even the smallest amounts of mercury can add up, and it all represents potential environmental harm. We accept all bulb types for your recycling convenience but can’t take bulbs that are broken. Civic Recycling accepts small groups of bulbs, under 100 pieces, at our Calgary location during regular business hours and larger groups after scheduling a special drop-off time at our location or pick-up time at your own.

How Can I Dispose Of Fluorescent Bulbs Properly?

Partner with Civic Recycling to dispose of your own fluorescent bulbs, and together we can improve Alberta’s environment for the future. Statistics Canada reports that about 68 percent of all households use CFL bulbs, while 39 percent continue to use traditional fluorescent lights. At the same time, survey responses show that only a third of households disposed of those bulbs in an environmentally friendly manner. We are committed to working with Albertans to increase that percentage and prevent as much mercury as possible from reaching our landfills and waterways. Our disposal methods are safe, cost-effective and easy to access.

Join us in celebrating our milestone of surpassing 350,000 properly dismantled fluorescent lamps and millions of milligrams of appropriately diverted mercury and help us reach our next big target: 400,000. We’ve been a trusted service partner and industrial equipment supplier in Calgary since 1995 and look forward to our continued client relationships and environmental stewardship as we march together into a safer, less toxic future.

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Civic Recycling & The Canadian Electricity Association Vision 2050: Modernization & Innovation

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The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) acknowledges that Canada is now at a crossroads in the future of the country’s utilities. According to the 2015 report “Electric Utility Innovation: Toward Vision 2050,” an enormous portion of the country’s infrastructure is nearing the end of its lifespan. As such it will require investments that could top $350 billion over the next decades to adequately maintain coverage and keep up with demand. At the same time, current practices and electrical generation methods may not be the best for the electrical needs of the future. That means continued innovation is necessary to provide electricity responsibly and in an environmentally friendly way.

Civic Recycling is dedicated to the aims of Vision 2050 so Canadians continue to have access to a well-maintained electrical grid.

Civic Recycling is dedicated to Vision 2050 so Canadians continue to have access to a well-maintained electrical grid. We provide the compliant products consumers need, help eliminate risk through circuit breaker testing and empower responsible disposal practices through our fluorescent bulb recycling program.

As the government works to provide oversight and electrical upgrades are performed to infrastructure throughout the country, we’re ready to partner with residential and business customers throughout Calgary & the greater Alberta region to enable your own responsible updates at reasonable prices. We work with contractors performing residential and corporate upgrades and individual customers updating items on their own properties.

What Are The Five Pillars CEA Has Adopted For Enhancing Our Electrical Grid?

At Civic Recycling, we’re proud to share how pleased we are with what Canada has already accomplished during its bid to embrace modernization and innovation for our country’s own infrastructure. According to the 2017 Sustainable Electricity Annual Report, the CEA has adopted five very important pillars to support updating and enhancing our electrical grid. Those pillars include a low-carbon future, improved infrastructure, building relationships with communities and customers, risk-management systems and business excellence.

We especially like the good stewardship and responsibility shown by the commitment within the pillars to integrate renewable energy better, mitigate the impact of climate change, increase support to low-income families and hire the best possible employees to conduct business.

The 2017 Sustainable Electricity Annual Report also shows a decreased reliance on coal and oil sources between 2015 and 2016. During the same time frame, diesel and hydroelectric usage trended slightly higher. The real winners with enormous increases included natural gas, nuclear and renewables as energy sources.

Each of those trends shows the commitment Canada has made to Vision 2050. Unfortunately, Canada’s carbon emissions did increase slightly between 2015 and 2016, but the CEA continues to work to reverse that advance.

Addressing the other pillars through progress, the Annual Report contains positive trends for infrastructure investment, lower mercury emissions, and fewer toxic spills. It shows that fewer energy corporations supported low-income customers through special programs in 2016 versus 2015 which, like carbon footprint reduction, will need continued hard work in the future to bring into line with modern times.

How does Will Civic Recycling continue To Support Vision 2050?

We stand in support of the hard work being performed throughout the provinces and territories of Canada, and especially here in Alberta, toward Vision 2050. Along the way, we look forward to continuing to assist our customers in Calgary, the surrounding area and across Canada. Whether we can help you recycle fluorescent bulbs or ballasts, test your breakers or supply all the products you need for any size electrical project, we are ready to serve.

Contact us if you have any further questions and we would be happy to answer them.

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History of the Circuit Breakers Part 3 – Civic Recycling

History of Circuit Breakers Part 3

History of the Circuit Breaker

We last left off our exploration into the history of circuit breakers thinking about what may be next on the horizon. A little research into the topic presents us with a number of ideas, many of which are quite exciting in the development of how we consume and use electricity & power. Let’s look at a couple of ideas and developments of the last few years to get a firmer grasp on where the world of electricity and circuit breakers are headed.


The first exciting development we came across is being brought to us by leading power and automation technology group ABB. ABB has solved a 100-year-old problem in electrical engineering by developing the world’s first circuit breaker for high voltage direct current (HVDC).

What this circuit breaker does is allow for the “interruption” of power flows, which will enable efficient integration and exchange of renewable energy. In layman’s terms, what this invention and new circuit breaker technology will do is allow existing power systems and grids to work with emerging technologies. This creates much better use of power and better system usage for companies as well as users. Sounds awesome and we love it!

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Circuit Breaker History from Civic Recycling: Part 1 (of 3)

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Civic Recycling is a business based around products, delving into the history of circuit breakers is not something we do very often. But we thought it would be fun and informative to take a look at the history of circuit breakers, where they came from, who invented them, and where they’re going.

Parts of the story are incredibly interesting and there are some names that everyone will recognize from history who had a part in the creation of the modern circuit breaker.

History of Circuit Breakers

Being merely the introduction, today we’ll touch on a few of the notes that predated the modern circuit breaker and leave off with where things were headed at the onset of the 20th century. With that said, let’s jump into the earliest incarnations of the circuit breaker and why its invention was necessitated.

According to the book Edison’s Electric Light: Biography of an Invention, Thomas Edison, the vaunted inventor of the late 19th and early 20th century, had developed an early form of the circuit breaker according to a patent application from 1879. The purpose of his invention at the time was to protect lighting circuit wiring from accidental short circuits and overloads. Now, Edison’s version never quite took off to the extent he had hoped, as his invention was largely in sketches and the idea patented, without a true working product ever coming to fruition. But with these ideas out there, someone eventually picked up on the circuit breaker and brought it into a more commercial light.

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7 surprising ways breaker inspections are more refreshing than new socks

7 SURPRISING WAYS BREAKER INSPECTIONS ARE MORE REFRESHING THAN NEW SOCKS breaker testing voltage tes

Professionally Reconditioned Circuit Breakers

Peace of mind and quality service are refreshing in this day and age. With an increasing focus on speed, in communication and in service, quality can often be compromised for the sake of convenience. We feel that those two concepts don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Things can get done in a timely manner while being held to a certain standard of quality; a concept we firmly believe and actively subscribe to. With a little hard work and a commitment to our customers, we strive to do things properly AND efficiently.

Again, doing things properly is a refreshing way to do business; some might say better than a new pair of socks. We thought it best to take you through all the ways our unique testing and inspection process is extremely refreshing and why it makes us Canada’s number one circuit breaker specialist. With all of that said, here are the seven surprising ways breaker inspections are more refreshing than new socks:

7 points about Civic Recycling Certified Breakers


1. We provide In-depth breaker Inspections

Each circuit breaker we test goes through a thorough inspection that leaves no stone unturned. When it comes to electrical equipment, no corner should be cut and that’s something we pride ourselves on. Each breaker gets the in-depth treatment that it should, whether it’s one of our own that we’re selling or one a customer has brought in.

2. Certified breaker inspections & Testing

Each of our breakers, when tested, meet or exceed the standards set out by PEARL, NEMA, NETA, IEEE, and those laid out by the manufacturer. We don’t cut corners, as these specifics suggest. We want to keep our customers coming back, as well as attract new ones, and we believe the best way to do this is by offering quality service that we stand behind.

3. We Sell and Reconditioned

Since we’re merely not taking in others breakers and reconditioning them, we sell our own reconditioned breakers as well, we have to adhere to certain standards of quality. This also means we know the products inside and out. You don’t get to number one in the country without having an in-depth and complete knowledge of the products you’re dealing with.

4. Written Test Results

With every breaker we test and recondition, it comes a unique tracking number. This number corresponds to a written report that details the test results. This acts as a sort of insurance for the breaker you’re purchasing and offers peace of to you, your business, and your potential customers. It shows that we stand behind our work and have no issues letting you know what went into the breaker you purchased; complete transparency.

5. Testing as a Service

Not only do we recondition and sell our breakers, but we’re happy to take in and test any breaker that is brought in to us. It’s part of the service we provide and part of our greater goal, which is to ensure all breakers out there are safe for use. If you ever need some questions answered, don’t hesitate to bring in a breaker for our inspection.

6. Civic 36-point Visual Inspection

Part of the testing service we provide is a complete 36-point visual inspection of the interior and exterior of every breaker we take in after a thorough cleaning of the product. This ensures we take care of any issues with the breaker before the actual testing begins. It may seem like a large undertaking, but it pays dividends in the long wrong and allows us to guarantee all of our products.

7. 100% One Year Guarantee

We guarantee every breaker, new or reconditioned, 100% for a year after we sell it. The guarantee is not something we take lightly, but it’s obviously a testament to how much we believe in all of the products we sell. It’s a simple and straightforward statement and something we really believe in. We love breaker inspections!


Reconditioned Circuit Breakers from Civic Recycling

As always, we provide open lines of communication as well. If any questions need to be answered we can always be reached via email at [email protected], or by phone. Should the purchasing of a new or reconditioned product require our expertise, we’re always happy to answer any questions and to assist in the process. Thanks for reading!

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Shop online for circuit breakers & your equipment ships free!

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If there’s something we can all agree on, it’s that free things are good. Not the type of “free” things that come with caveats, but things that are truly free. That’s why we like to offer free shipping for any orders over $500 to anywhere in Canada. Shop Online with us to save time and money.

Free shipping for orders over $500!!

Sometimes it can be difficult to find what you need in store. This means that one must default to shopping online. Many people don’t like shopping online, due to the incessant advertising as well as the overwhelming number of options. We, however, like to think that we have found ways to combat these issues on our own site by offering unique ways to expedite the process and save money.

Outstanding Stock In Store AND Online?

As with any shopping experience, be it online or at a brick and mortar, we believe that simplicity and ease of access to products are the keys to success. On our site, there are a lot of options for which product to purchase, but that doesn’t mean it’s overwhelming. When searching for a product there are a number of different parameters that can be set to narrow a search. This includes being able to narrow down a search by volts, amps, poles, and manufacturer. Having this ability takes out the needle in a haystack element to online shopping, and simplifies the process.

Shop Online for Reconditioned Equipment

What our online shopping experience also features is a “my account” function, allowing products and previous purchases to be saved and revisited. When searching for products, they can be “favourited” and revisited upon the next visit to the account. Once a product has been “favourited,” it will be automatically saved on the site and can be seen again from any computer. It makes choosing products much easier and streamlines the process for the next times a purchase needs to be made. With a lot of product options on the site, it’s nice to have the peace of mind knowing that past purchases can be referenced. This will go a long way in saving time for subsequent purchases and guiding future decisions.

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How Reconditioned Breakers Can Help You Live A Better Life

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We spend a lot of time talking about the time and effort we take into reconditioning our circuit breakers, why this is important, and what separates us from other companies doing the same thing. This has been discussed at length, and rightfully so; it’s important to know what goes into a product that has been previously used and how reliable it can be. With that said, something we don’t discuss as often is some of the other tangible and intangible benefits that come along with purchasing a reconditioned product from a company like ours. Some of these things seem obvious, some less so.

We thought today, we’d take the opportunity to discuss these benefits and why they should mean something to you. Again, some of these benefits will strike you as quite obvious, but we also thought this to be a fine opportunity to explain why some of these benefits are unique to our company. Circuit breakers may seem like a simple tool, but there is a lot that goes into them and there is a lot to think about when purchasing them. So, with that in mind let’s discuss 4 major benefits to buying reconditioned breakers, and why they will only serve to help you live a better life. Here they are!

1. Electrical Breakers (and peace of mind):

Something that we take pride in, as has been discussed here before, is the amount of work and rigorous testing we put into our reconditioned breakers. What this testing process produces, aside from a reliable product, is peace of mind for the person who is purchasing the breakers. There’s an inherent skepticism that comes along with used products, often times rightfully so, but with our process being as thorough and transparent as it is, there’s no reason to doubt anything ever purchased. Peace of mind, especially in regards to electrical equipment, goes a long way and allows you to purchase great products at a reduced rate without having to doubt their veracity.

2. Used Electrical Supplies (they’re green):

Another benefit to buying reconditioned products is their effect on the environment. Reconditioning products versus manufacturing new ones is always going to have a net benefit on the environment. Not only that, but when breakers are reconditioned and tested, older pieces are often replaced by newer, state of the art ones. What this does is allow the breaker to become much more efficient. It’s a pretty simple and beneficial concept, something that is certainly worth considering.

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