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November 11, 2011
Consumers now can drop off in stores any item, including those with screens, free of charge. Screens accepted can be up to 32 inches for tube screens and up to 60 inches for flat panel screens, the company said in a news release. The program in general accepts televisions, computer monitors, DVD players, audio and video cables, cell phones and other items.
The Minneapolis-based Best Buy said it only works with third-party electronics recyclers that carry either R2 or eStewards certification to manage the recycling of electronics collected nationally.
The retailer said it collected 83 million pounds of electronics and 73 million pounds of appliances in 2010, and it has a goal of collecting 1 billion total pounds of electronics by the end of 2014.
News Editor, Waste360
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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