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February 28, 2013
Beginning March 1 Quebec customers can bring back for recycling any end-of-life electronics at any local Best Buy store, the Burnaby, British Columbia-based company said in a news release. Customers can bring a maximum of two items per day, regardless of where they were originally purchased.
Quebec is the fourth Canadian province to take part in Best Buy’s Electronics take-back recycling program, joining Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
Products consumers can return include TVs, media players, monitors, computers and peripherals, the company said.
Best Buy has partnered with the Toronto-based Electronic Product Stewardship Canada's Quebec division to properly recycle electronics from customers.
In 2012, together with Burnaby-based retailer Future Shop, Best Buy Canada recycled 5.8 million pounds of electronics, 175,000 mobile phones and 45,000 pounds of batteries.
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Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.
Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.
Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.
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