Best Buy Ends $10 Screen Recycling Charge

Still unknown by many, Best Buy offers an electronics recycling program that consumers used to recycle 83,000,000 pounds electronics and 73,000,000 pounds of appliances just last year.

Best Buy accepts electronics and appliances regardless of where the consumer purchased the item. It wasn’t quite free though, as they did charge a $10 for recycling the for electronics with with screens. But yesterday Best Buy announced the $10 screen recycling fee would be dropped for all tube screens under 32 inches, and all flat screens under 60 inches.

“The elimination of the fee for items with screens – just in time for America Recycles Day, November 15 – expands the convenience of these programs,” Best Buy said in a statement.

According to Best Buy, every store has a recycling bin just inside the door for items such as ink and toner cartridges, rechargeable batteries, and wires, cords and cables. They also accept items such as TVs, DVD players, computer monitors, audio and video cables, and cell phones. Appliance recycling is more limited. Best Buy supplies a state by state list of what they accept here.

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