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Best Buy Canada launches "Tech It Away"

Local students empowered to encourage community to bring unneeded electronic devices to schools for recycling


Each year Canadians dump more than 144,000 tonnes of e-waste into our landfills, the equivalent of approximately 12,000 empty city buses. Best Buy Canada is challenging five secondary schools in Toronto to round up unneeded or unwanted electronics from the community and help Best Buy "Tech it Away." 

"Tech it Away" is a Best Buy recycling program that enables students to host e-waste drives that educate the community on how to properly dispose of their unwanted electronic devices. Participating schools will encourage the community to bring in as many unneeded electronic products as possible. Once the items have been collected and quantified, Best Buy will ensure that the items are responsibly recycled.

"Tech it Away" details

– Monarch Park CI, Thistletown CI, Etobicoke CI, William Lyon Mackenzie
CI and Woburn CI will host these events at their schools on Tuesday,
October 6, 2009 from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. See below for addresses:
– Monarch Park CI
1 Hanson Street, Toronto

Please note: to speak with a Best Buy spokesperson or a
student, we encourage you to stop by Monarch Park CI
Other schools that are participating, but will not be offering interviews
include:

– Thistletown CI
20 Fordwich Crescent, Etobicoke

– Etobicoke CI
86 Montgomery Road, Etobicoke

– William Lyon Mackenzie CI
20 Tillplain Road, North York

– Woburn CI
2222 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough

A variety of electronics will be accepted including:

– Computers and laptops
– Monitors, cables and accessories
– Printers and fax machines
– TVs
– Cell phones and batteries
– VCRs and DVD Players

Watch as students and community members receive unwanted computers, monitors, TVs and other used electronics to be recycled with the help of Best Buy volunteers from its GTA stores

The opportunity to see the community rallying to support their local schools and do their part to dispose of unneeded electronics in an environmentally-friendly manner.

www.BestBuy.ca/techitaway