Best Buy testing free e-waste recycling program

From NBC12 News

Electronic retailer Best Buy has selected Virginia as one of eight markets where it plans to test its new e-waste recycling program.

The trial covers 117 stores and is designed to ensure millions of obsolescent TVs, old computers and other unwanted gadgets don't poison the nation's dumps -- even if they weren't originally

purchased at a Best Buy store.

If the program proves successful, Best Buy may expand it to the rest of its 922 U.S. stores.

The pilot stores are in Best Buy's Northern California, Minneapolis and Baltimore markets, as well as parts of Virginia, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.

Company officials were expected to announce details of the plan Monday.

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