• Best Buy, Minneapolis, launched a test recycling program at 117 of its stores where customers can drop off e-waste for free.

  • American LaFrance, Summerville, S.C., received approval for its plan to emerge from bankruptcy.

  • Jump into The Heap, a new blog by the editors of Waste Age, at http://blog.wasteindustrysite.com/the_heap.

  • Waste Management, Houston, was named a Climate Action Leader by the California Action Registry.

  • OmniSource, Fort Wayne, Ind., acquired Recycle South, Lyman, Ind., for $500 million.

  • The Solid Waste Association of North America, Silver Spring, Md., purchased 100 metric tons of carbon emission equivalents on the Chicago Climate Exchange to offset the association's 2008 events.