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Monday, February 25, 2013

Best Buy Has a Great FREE Recycling Program Available At All Their Stores

If you are anything like me, you've likely got a few old electronics sitting in the garage or in a closet because you don't quite know what to do with them.  In my case, I've got 3 really old laptops.  I never did anything with them because they had problems and were old... AND they still have personal information on them.

Best Buy has a recycling program to help us out!  They take all kinds of electronics, and it doesn't matter where you bought them.  TV's, DVD and Blu-ray players, DirectTV Rooftop Dishes, Tivo, Tuners, Home Theater Systems, Wall Mounts, Audio components, Portable Devices, All types of Computers and Laptops, Computer Accessories and SO MUCH MORE!

There is a GREAT list of items, and after looking over it, I found a few more things I'm going to be taking to our local Best Buy.

Their recycling program is available FOR FREE at EVERY Best Buy Store throughout Porto Rico and the US.

I thought this video was really great - it shows the process the recycled items go through - take a quick peak:

Technology has become one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world, and as one of the largest electronics retailers, Best Buy wants to be part of the waste solution.

They will recycle your used electronics (check the list) no matter how old it is or where you bought it.

To show how effective their program already is, every minute their stores are open, they recycle an average of 387 pounds of electronics.

Some states have restrictions on what the stores can take, so make sure you check their recycling page for state specific requirements:  Best Buy Recycling Program Details

 So far, I've recycled one laptop and it felt great!  Plus, my Best Buy offered to remove the hard drive for me and let me take it home so I could save it in case I wanted the information at a later date, or I could destroy it myself.  I loved the feeling it gave me - that they valued my privacy and security enough to reassure me that my data would be safe.

Have you had a chance to use the Recycling program at Best Buy yet?  If so, what did you think?

If you will be recycling old electronics, keep in mind the great line of Energy Star Certified products that Best Buy has that can make upgrading and saving energy easy.

*Disclosure:  As a blogger/reviewer, I am being compensated in the form of a Best Buy gift card in exchange for sharing information about their Recycling Program.
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