Easy recycling for dead electronic gadgets?

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NEWS – Best Buy stores in the U.S. will accept electronic items for recycling including phones, monitors, computers, tablets, wall chargers, cords, cables and many more items. I’ve used them for recycling for years.

They are the easiest to use e-recycling option available in my large mid-Atlantic metro area.

Best Buy has a recycling FAQ with all the details. Here is their recycling main page.

They’ll even pick up large appliances for $59.99. They’ll accept Best Buy branded TVs for free (Insignia and Dynex) or other TV brands for a $29.99 fee.

They will not accept items that are subject to safety recalls and won’t take many countertop kitchen appliances like toaster ovens, mixers, crockpots, blenders, etc.

But if you’re holding on to old phones, computers, chargers and ethernet cables from years ago, Best Buy may be a convenient recycling option for you.

Gadgeteers are probably going to be in those stores anyway so shall we take our e-waste there instead of the local landfill?

2 thoughts on “Easy recycling for dead electronic gadgets?”

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  2. Robert van Weersch

    A good development!
    Here in the Netherlands we have regulations, for over 20 years I think, in which the store is obliged to take in your old appliance when you buy a new one, even when delivering it at home. Very convenient for large devices like fridges or washing machines. And we can bring smaller electrical stuff for free to the local municipal recycle stations. So I collect all of my smaller broken devices in a crate and bring it to the recycle station once a year or so.

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