Best Buy Canada hosts Tech it Away Electronics Recycling Events

On May 25, bring unwanted electronics to the Winnipeg Best Buy stores for safe 
and responsible recycling 
Announcement Highlights: 


    --  Best Buy Canada is hosting its fifth year of Tech it Away
        recycling events on Saturday, May 25 at the Best Buy Canada
        store locations in Winnipeg
    --  Contests held at each store for the chance to win a $500 Best
        Buy Gift Card

BURNABY, BC, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Best Buy is teaming up with the Winnipeg 
stores to help collect and recycle the several pounds of electronic waste that 
are accumulated in Canadian homes each year. Local residents are encouraged to 
drop off their used or unwanted personal electronics for free and safe 
recycling at either of the Winnipeg stores for Best Buy's Tech it Away event. 
Everyone who drops off electronics to be recycled will be entered for a chance 
to win a $500 Best Buy gift card. One gift card is available to be won at each 
store.

This is the fifth year that Best Buy has hosted the Tech it Away recycling 
events in communities across Canada and as a result of these events, has 
collected more than 100 tonnes of e-waste.

Best Buy stores across Canada are expanding the electronics recycling program 
year-round through the Return To Retail Program. Customers are now able to 
bring in their electronic waste to any store in BC, Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba 
and Quebec at any time during the year for safe recycling.

WHAT:
    --  Best Buy is hosting E-recycling events at the Winnipeg Best Buy
        stores to collect old electronics
    --  A variety of electronics will be accepted including: TVs,
        Computers, Laptops, Printers, Cell Phones, Batteries, DVD
        players and more. A full list available at
        www.bestbuy.ca/techitaway

WHEN: Saturday, May 25 from noon until 5 p.m.

WHERE:
    --  810 St. James Street, Unit A
        - Next to Polo Park Shopping Centre
    --  1580 Regent Ave, W, Unit 10
        - Crossroad Station Shopping Centre

Interview/Photograph Opportunities for consideration:
    --  Visuals of Best Buy Blue Shirts and community members piling up
        their unwanted computers, monitors, TV's and other used
        electronics
    --  Interview with a Best Buy spokesperson who can talk about the
        Tech it Away program and its impact on the community and
        environment

Ryley Murray Edelman 416.849.2511 ryley.murray@edelman.com

SOURCE: Best Buy Canada

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CO: Best Buy Canada
ST: British Columbia
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