What is Best Buy's Consumer Electronics Recycling Program?
This program is an in-store solution for customers to bring their old, unused, or unwanted consumer electronics — no matter where they were purchased — for responsible recycling.
Which Best Buy stores accept consumer electronics for recycling?
All US stores, including Puerto Rico, offer the in-store solution for customers to bring their old, unused, or unwanted consumer electronics — no matter where they were purchased — for responsible recycling. Best Buy Mobile stand-alone stores accept a slightly more limited assortment of old or unwanted consumer electronics for recycling. See the complete list of what we take and don't take.
Why does Best Buy offer electronics recycling to customers?
Consumer electronics are the fastest growing waste stream on the planet. As one of the world's largest retailer of electronics, we are in a unique position to help our customers. Best Buy is committed to making it easier for consumers to choose greener products, use energy for electronics and appliances more efficiently, and provide appropriate end-of-life solutions for the products we sell..
Are there any restrictions to the program?
Best Buy accepts most consumer electronics, with a few exceptions. Please select your state from the drop-down menu on the main page to view program details for your area.
Does Best Buy charge a fee for recycling electronics?
No. Best Buy will recycle any eligible item at no charge. See the complete list of eligible items.
Are there any limits to the amount of electronics customers can bring in?
Yes. Please select your state from the drop-down menu on the main page to view program details for your area.
What are the Best Buy standards for recyclers?
Best Buy makes sure that the recyclers we work with adhere to the highest guidelines and standards so that the products customers bring into our stores for recycling don't end up in landfills or in foreign countries, and that all hazardous materials are disposed of properly. We partner directly with a short list of qualified, respected recycling companies that ensure all products collected for recycling through Best Buy are handled responsibly. These recycling companies meet our standards, and we require them to meet additional third-party standards for responsible practices (such as the R2, eStewards, etc. subject to Best Buy?s approval). Please refer to our Consumer Electronics Recycling Standards for more information and a list of our partners.
What happens to products that are taken to the store to be recycled?
Best Buy ensures the products will be responsibly recycled. Best Buy makes sure that our recycling partners adhere to industry standard guidelines so that these products don't end up in landfills and that all hazardous materials are disposed of properly. Please refer to our Consumer Electronics Recycling Standards for more information and a list of our partners.
What happens to customer data included on a recycled product?
Best Buy accepts hard drives and items containing hard drives for recycling. Customers may consider removing or wiping their data at their own discretion. In the case of hard drives on laptops or desktop PCs, customers have the choice to remove their data themselves, or they can consult with a Geek Squad® Agent about services we offer to remove the hard drive before handing the PC over to be recycled.
To remove the data yourself and wipe your hard drive clean of your personal data, see this video from Geek Squad®.
You are responsible for removing any data from your device before providing the product to us. Under no circumstances shall Best Buy be liable for any loss of any data or media from products delivered to us for trade in or recycling.
What can customers do with electronics that Best Buy doesn't accept?
Customers can call this number or go to this website to find alternate locations to recycle these products:
What other recycling programs does Best Buy have?
Currently, Best Buy offers the following recycling programs in addition to the in-store recycling program:
- Recycling Kiosks — Every US and Puerto Rico Best Buy store has free kiosks, just inside the door, for you to drop off ink and toner cartridges, rechargeable batteries, and wires, cords and cables.
- Appliance and TV Haul-Away — Best Buy will remove an appliance or TV free of charge from a customer's home when a new product is purchased and delivered by Best Buy Home Delivery.
- Appliance and TV Pickup — For $100, Best Buy will arrange a home visit to remove up to two appliances or TVs for recycling. For more than two units, add $20 per additional unit.
- Trade-In @ Best Buy — Customers can visit wwww.bestbuy.com/tradein to trade-in select gently used electronics for a Best Buy gift card.
Does Best Buy accept batteries for recycling?
Customers are welcome to drop off their rechargeable batteries at any of Best Buy's US and Puerto Rico stores.
Best Buy does not currently accept alkaline batteries for disposal. Customers should call 1-800-RECYCLING or visit www.1800recycling.com
to find an alkaline battery recycling center in their neighborhood.