Best Buy launches electronics recycling program in US

Best Buy is introducing a new US-based, program that allows people to recycle old technology by mail.

Starting this month, consumers can order a prepaid Best Buy Technology Recycling Box and ship off old electronics for recycling. Through the service,Best Buy will give the equipment and devices a second life or recycle them responsibly to protect the environment.

“We continue to build on our commitment to be there for our customers throughout the entire lifecycle of their products by making recycling simple and convenient,” said Tim Dunn, Best Buy’s head of environmental sustainability.

“Sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do and this new service is another step we are taking to protect the planet today and for future generations.”

To continue supporting our goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2040, the Best Buy Technology Recycling Box will also be a carbon neutral service.

There are two sizes of prepaid box available in the program. The smaller box holds up to six pounds (2.7 kg), while the large box can accommodate 15 pounds (6.8 kg). They cost US$22.99 and $29.99 respectively.

Eligible items include electronic devices, computers, cords and cables, printers, TV and more. The full list of products that can be recycled is here.

Shipping is via UPS.

Best Buy has recycled more than 2.7 billion pounds of electronics and appliances since 2009.