Recycle Your Electronics at Best Buy

Did you know that technology is the fastest growing waste stream on Earth? By recycling our electronics we conserve natural resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many people don’t recycle their retired computers and gadgets merely because they don’t know how or where to do so. Best Buy’s recycling program makes it easy and convenient to recycle just about any and all electronics, so there is no reason to ever throw them away again.

Best Buy will recycle your old electronics, for free, no matter where you purchased them. The program is available in all states and Puerto Rico, however since some states have a few restrictions, you can find all the details on every type of electronic in every state on the Best Buy Recycling page.

Here are some other details you should know about Best Buy’s recycling program:

  • Best Buy makes sure that the recyclers they deal with adhere to the highest standards and the electronics are disposed of responsibly and safely.
  • Every Best Buy store in the U.S. has a recycling kiosk by the front door for disposal of smaller items.
  • You can trade in gently used electronics for a Best Buy gift card.
  • If you have an item that Best Buy won’t accept for recycling, they will help you find a location that will.
  • Best Buy is an industry leader in recycling products. They recycle 387 pounds of products every minute that their stores are open.
For more information on what happens to the products that you bring in to recycle, check out this short video from Best Buy:

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Another way that you can help our planet is to purchase Energy Star certified appliances. Learn more and shop for these products on the Best Buy Energy Star web page.

Have you ever recycled electronics through Best Buy’s program? If so, please let us know by commenting. If you haven’t, please check out the links to the program above and see how easy it is to be help our planet and be a green role model for your teens.

Full Disclosure: I have received a Best Buy gift certificate to write a post on Best Buy’s recycling program. I fully believe in it and all wording is my own.


  1. This sounds like a great program!! I didn’t realize Best Buy did this.

  2. That is so cool! We have several gadgets laying around that we haven’t been sure what to do with. Guess we’re heading to Best Buy!

  3. Thanks for this info. I had no idea they did this.

  4. Krystle (Baking Beauty) :

    I knew they did this, but didn’t know it was free! We have some thing we really need to get rid of!

  5. Thank you for the good green tips.

  6. That’s really great to know. So much better than having it end up in a landfill!

  7. I had no idea Best buy did this. Sounds like an awesome program!!

  8. This is such a great program! I really didn’t know much about it before hand. We have a lot of old electronics we could recycle, we just didn’t know how. Thank you!

  9. Middle-aged Diva (Carol) :

    Heart Best Buy and always have.

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