If you remember a few weeks back I posted about recycling old technology. My husband and I have been looking for ways to get rid of some things in our home that are no longer used, without having to throw the items away. In looking for things to do with the larger items, such as old televisions, I came across this amazing Best Buy recycling page that describes in detail the recycling program at Best Buy!! Make sure you click on it and check out the details!
Reasons I Love the Best Buy Recycle Program
Some of the things that really grabbed my attention and respect with this program is that no matter where you bought the item(s) or how old they are, Best Buy will recycle them. Think about how often you get a cell phone, an iPod, an iPad, a printer (or any other piece of modern technology) and within months it is considered “outdated”. With so many people updating their phones and computers so often I am thrilled that Best Buy is taking this initiative to make a difference. Technology is the fastest growing waste stream on the planet. As one of the world’s largest retailers of consumer electronics, Best Buy wants to be part of the solution. A company this size can truly make a big impact on recycling efforts. Their industry-leading recycling efforts are available for free in every Best Buy location in Puerto Rico and the U.S., making it EASY for people to recycle electronics, including TVs, DVD players, computer monitors, audio and video cables, cell phones, and more. Each U.S. location even has a kiosk inside of each store where you can drop off ink and toner cartridges, rechargeable batteries, and cables for recycling. Please don’t throw away these items! You can even trade-in select gently used electronics for a Best Buy gift card!
Did you know that Best Buy carries a whole line of Energy Star certified products as well? Yet another option when recycling at Best Buy is recycling your old electronics and upgrade to more energy efficient ones. To learn more about Best Buy’s Energy Star certified products, click here. We had to purchase a dishwasher last year and this was on top of my list of requirements. Every little bit helps, remember that!
Recycling Results at Best Buy
My husband and I have started a crate in our basement of items that need to go to Best Buy for recycling. We currently have some CDs, some old cables that aren’t being used any more, and a few cell phones that have been in a basket for a few years just sitting around. I am sure we have more and will be adding to the pile soon!
If you’ve recycled items at Best Buy please share comments about your experiences, if you’ve not, please comment letting us know what you are thrilled to learn about with this program?
Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free