Best Buy Recycles Electronics

If you’re still looking for some place to take your old electronics, try a Best Buy store.  According to their web site:

And we’ll take just about anything electronic, including TVs, DVD players, computer monitors, audio and video cables, cell phones, and more. Most things are recycled absolutely free, with a few restrictions.

However, if you look at the rules specifically for Texas, there’s a little more detail:

What We Take —

  • Three items per household per day.
  • Nearly everything electronic, including tube TVs and monitors up to 32″, flat-panel TVs and monitors up to 60″, peripherals, DVD players, home and car audio, cell phones, MP3 players, and cables.
  • Desktop or laptop computers with the hard drive removed. See this Geek Squad video for Do-it-Yourself instructions, or we will remove it for $9.99.
  • Small electrics, fans and vacuums.
  • We charge $10 for televisions and monitors, but you immediately receive a $10 Best Buy gift card good toward future purchase.
  • $10 fee does not apply to any Insignia®, Dynex® or VPR Matrix® products. Best Buy accepts these brands free of any charge.

What We Don’t Take:

  • Internal and External computer hard drives.
  • Console TVs of any size, or tube TVs and monitors larger than 32″. Use our haul-away or pickup programs for these items.
  • Electronics containing refrigerants, such as mini refrigerators or air conditioners. Please contact your local waste disposal department.
  • Appliances. Use our haul-away or pickup programs for refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washers and dryers, ranges and microwaves.

Great information, right?  But take a look at their billboard in Times Square. Then look at little closer at the letters in the photo below.  They are using old electronics for the ad!  🙂

[from Gizmodo]


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