A recent survey shows 61% of Americans fail to recycle electronics because they don’t know where to take them, because it’s a hassle or because it costs money. With seven billion pounds of e-waste generated each year, that’s a lot of waste that needs to be properly recycled.
That’s where Best Buy helps in a big way– they’ll  take almost any electronic you want to recycle – no matter where the product was purchased and no matter how old it is, VHS players are welcome! – and we recycle it for free.

Every minute Best Buys are open, employees collect 409 pounds of electronics to be recycled. Phones, laptops, refrigerators, TVs, cameras and more.

The top five most popular items recycled at Best Buy are:
o     ink cartridges, batteries, computers, TVs and printers

Not only can you recycle your gadgets for free at Best Buy, but they’ll also pay you for your used printer ink cartridges.  Customers get a $2 coupon for every cartridge recycled at a store.

As for large appliances and TVs, Best Buy will remove an appliance or TV free of charge from a customer’s home when a new product is purchased and delivered by Best Buy Home Delivery.

And then there’s the Best Buy’s Trade-In program, which accepts more than 11,000 items from a comprehensive selection of consumer electronics products and customers instantly get a Best Buy gift card that can be applied to the purchase of any item in-store and online.

In 2014, Best Buy surpassed its goal of collecting one billion pounds of recycled material.  That’s equivalent to 50,000 dump trucks of e-waste. It’s also the same weight as 4,000 blue whales.

And here are a couple more helpful tips to know.
– Today’s refrigerators use 40 percent less energy than models sold 10 years ago.
– Smaller toaster ovens, electric plans and convection ovens are great for small meals and use a third to a half less energy than full-sized ovens.
– Look for the Energy Star label on products and it’ll show you just how much you can save each year on bills. It can be anywhere from 10 to 50 percent on water and energy use.
– With 70 percent of Americans living within 15 minutes of a Best Buy store, it’s easy to clean your closet of its old electronics and bring them down to Best Buy to be recycled for free.



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