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Get It New

Our Customer Specialists help you make the right choice. Whether you're looking for the latest tablet, TV, digital camera or other device, we'll make sure you find everything you need.

Use and Enjoy

Geek Squad® is here to set it up, protect it or repair it. Even if you didn't buy it at Best Buy, bring it in and we'll check it out.

Trade In

Receive a Best Buy gift card when you trade in your gently used electronics online or at a participating Best Buy store. If your device has no trade-in value, we'll recycle it for free.

Rejuvenate

Whenever possible, devices are refurbished for reuse.

Recycle

Our certified third party partners break down recycled products into commodities. These commodities then get a second life when they are reused to create a new product.

Recycling
Responsible Recycling What does it mean?

Technology is the fastest growing waste stream on the planet and Best Buy offers the most comprehensive appliance and electronics recycling programs in the United States. Best Buy collects more than 400 pounds of product for recycling every minute our stores are open, no matter from what retailer the products were purchased. We work with recyclers that adhere to the highest guidelines and standards and we have a goal to collect 1 billion pounds electronics and appliances by the end of 2014.

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Every Day is Earth Day

Earth Day comes around every April. So what do we do the other 364 days of the year? Have a look around your house. If there are any old or unused appliances or electronics collecting dust on a shelf or if it's time to upgrade, bring them in and we'll evaluate them for trade-in value or recycle them properly. Or, simply choose ENERGY STAR certified products to help reduce your environmental impact.

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Life of a Product

Recycling

Earth Day

Recycling Goal

Nearly All Electronics and Large Appliances
At No Charge


Best Buy accepts most electronics and large appliances, with a few exceptions, and will take them at no charge.

Exceptions may apply.*

*Recycling is intended for residents only. Products from businesses and organizations are not accepted.Items that present a health or safety hazard are not accepted.

Just select your state below, then choose your product for full details.

1. Select your state for specific recycling program details that apply to you.

New York's 2010 Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act

In 2010 the state of New York passed an electronics recycling law that requires manufacturers of certain electronic devices to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for New York residents. For more information on recycling electronics in New York, please visit New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

Best Buy has also partnered with MRM to provide additional, convenient collection opportunities. Please visit the MRM website for more information about the collection and recycling opportunities near you.

e-Cycling West Virginia

In 2008, the state of West Virginia passed an electronics recycling law that requires manufacturers of certain electronic devices to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for West Virginia residents. . In the 2009-2010 West Virginia legislative session, Senate Bill 398 was passed banning electronics from West Virginia landfills, effective January 1, 2011.

For more information on recycling electronics in West Virginia and the electronics landfill ban, please visit e-Cycling West Virginia.

E-Cycle Wisconsin

In 2009 the state of Wisconsin passed an electronics recycling law which requires manufacturers of certain electronic devices to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for Wisconsin residents. For more information on recycling electronics in Wisconsin, please visit E-Cycle Wisconsin.

E-Cycle Washington

In 2007 the state of Washington passed a law which requires manufacturers of certain electronic equipment to operate system of collection and recycling opportunities for Washington resident, or participate in the state run program.

For more information on recycling electronics in Washington, please visit E-Cycle Washington.

Virginia

Through our recycling programs, Best Buy collected more than 2,960,000 pounds of consumer electronics in the state of Virginia from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013.

Equipment Collection in Virginia: January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013

Electronics Devices Collected (lbs)Recycled (lbs)Reuse/Resold (lbs)
Computers/Monitors
Recycling
513,662410,930102,732
Television Recycling2,431,7921,945,434486,358
All collection, recycling, and reuse of computer equipment complies with § 10.1-1425.38 regarding sound environmental management.

For more information on Best Buy's recycling program please contact 1-888-BEST BUY (1-888-237-8289). We're available 24/7!

For more information on the Virginia Computer Recovery and Recycling Act, please visit Virginia Department of Environmental Quality e-cycling homepage.

The Texas Computer Equipment Recycling Act

The Texas Computer Equipment Recycling Act went into effect on September 1, 2008. The law requires manufacturers to provide Texas household consumers with free and reasonably convenient collection, re-use and recycling opportunities for certain devices.

For more information on electronics recycling in Texas, please visit www.TexasRecyclesComputers.org

Rhode Island Electronics Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling Act

The state of Rhode Island pass a law in 2008 which requires manufacturers of certain electronics devices to finance a program that provides Rhode Island households a reasonably convenient system of collection and recycling opportunities for certain electronic devices.

For more information on electronics recycling in Rhode Island, please visit Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.

Oklahoma Computer Recovery Act

In 2008 the state of Oklahoma passed the Oklahoma Computer Recovery Act, which requires manufacturers of certain electronic equipment to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for Oklahoma residents.

For more information on recycling electronics in Oklahoma, please visit Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

E-Cycle New Jersey

In 2008, the state of New Jersey passed an electronics recycling law that requires manufacturers of certain electronic devices to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for New Jersey residents. For more information on recycling electronics in New Jersey, please visit E-Cycle New Jersey.

Manufacturer Responsibility and Consumer Convenience Equipment Collection and Recovery Act

In 2008 the state of Missouri passed the Manufacturer Responsibility and Consumer Convenience Equipment Collection and Recovery Act, which requires manufacturers of certain electronic equipment to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for Missouri residents.

For more information on recycling electronics in Missouri, please visit e-cycle Missouri.

Minnesota's Electronics Recycling Act

In 2008 the state of Minnesota passed an electronics recycling law that requires manufacturers of certain electronic devices to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for Minnesota residents. For more information on recycling electronics in Minnesota, please visit Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Michigan Electronics Recycling and Reuse

In 2009, the state of Michigan passed an electronics recycling law that requires manufacturers of certain electronic devices to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for Michigan residents. For more information on recycling electronics in Michigan, please visit Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Best Buy has also partnered with MRM to provide additional, convenient collection opportunities. Please visit the MRM website for more information about the collection and recycling opportunities near you.

Montana's thermostat sale and recycling law passed in 2010 and prohibits the disposal of mercury thermostats in landfills. Please visit the Thermostat Recycling Corporation for more information on recycling options and collection points.

eCycling in Maryland

In 2006 the state of Maryland passed an electronics recycling law that requires manufacturers of certain electronic devices to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for Maryland residents. For more information on recycling electronics in Maryland, please visit Maryland Department of Environment at eCycling Maryland.

eCycling in Maryland

In 2006 the state of Maryland passed an electronics recycling law that requires manufacturers of certain electronic devices to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for Maryland residents. For more information on recycling electronics in Maryland, please visit Maryland Department of Environment at eCycling Maryland.

Recycling Electronics in Indiana

In May of 2009 the state of Indiana passed an electronics recycling law that requires manufacturers of certain electronic devices to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for Indiana residents.

For more information on recycling electronics in Indiana, please visit Recycle Indiana.

Illinois' Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act

The Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act was signed into law September 17, 2008. The law requires manufacturers to set up and pay for the collection, transportation and recycling of their products sold in Illinois.

For more information on recycling electronics in Illinois, please visit the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

Hawaii Electronic Waste and Television Recycling and Recovery Act

In 2008 the state of Hawaii passed an electronics recycling law that requires manufacturers of certain electronic devices to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for Hawaii residents.

For more information on recycling electronics in Hawaii, please visit Hawaii Department of Health.

An Act Concerning the Collection and Recycling of Covered Electronic Devices

The state of Connecticut pass a law in 2007 which requires manufacturers to finance a program that provides Connecticut households a reasonably convenient system of collection and recycling opportunities for certain electronic devices.

For more information on electronics recycling in Connecticut, please visit the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.

California Electronic Waste Recycling Act

In 2004 the state of California passed a law which requires retailers to collect an advanced recovery fee when a consumer purchases a new televisions or monitors. The fee is deposited in a fund managed by the state of California, which was created to finance recycling of unwanted electronics.

For more information on recycling electronics in California, please visit www.erecycle.org.

California?s Thermostat Recycling Act of 2008 prohibits the disposal of mercury thermostats in landfills. Please visit the Thermostat Recycling Corporation for more information on recycling options and collection points.

North Carolina's Discarded Computer Equipment and Television Management Program

In 2007 the state of North Carolina passed an electronics recycling law that requires manufacturers of certain electronic devices to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for North Carolina residents. For more information on recycling electronics in North Carolina, please visit North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources.

Oregon

Best Buy has also partnered with MRM to provide additional, convenient collection opportunities. Please visit the MRM website for more information about the collection and recycling opportunities near you.

Pennsylvania's Covered Device Recycling Act

In 2010 the state of Pennsylvania passed an electronics recycling law that requires manufacturers of certain electronic devices to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for Pennsylvania residents. For more information on recycling electronics in Pennsylvania please visit Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
As the manufacturer of Insignia and Dynex televisions Best Buy supports the Manufacturer's Recycling Leadership Program in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For covered electronics items that cannot be accepted at a Best Buy store please visit the Manufacturer's Recycling Leadership Program for additional free and convenient collection opportunities.

E-Cycle South Carolina

In 2010 the state of South Carolina passed an electronics recycling law that requires manufacturers of certain electronic devices to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for South Carolina residents. For more information on recycling electronics in South Carolina, please visit E-Cycle South Carolina.

Vermont E-Cycles

In 2010 the state of Vermont passed an electronics recycling law that requires manufacturers of certain electronic devices to finance a system of collection and recycling opportunities for Vermont residents. For more information on recycling electronics in Vermont, please visit Vermont E-Cycles.

2. Choose the product you'd like to recycle, and get full details.

TV/Video

TV/Video

Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable Batteries

Audio

Audio

Accepted at Best Buy stores*

*Limit three items per household per day.

**Also accepted in Best Buy Mobile stores

Not Accepted at Best Buy stores

*Use our haul-away or pickup programs for these items

Car Audio, Video & GPS

Car Audio, Video & GPS

Cameras & Camcorders

Cameras & Camcorders

Mobile Phones & Home Office

Mobile Phones
& Home Office

Accepted at Best Buy stores*

*Three items per household per day.

**Also accepted in Best Buy Mobile stores

Not Accepted at Best Buy stores

*Use our haul-away or pickup programs for these items

Music, Movies & Books

Music Movies & Books

Video Games & Gadgets

Video Games & Gadgets

Computers

Computers

Accepted at Best Buy stores*

*Three items per household per day.

**Also accepted in Best Buy Mobile stores

Not Accepted at Best Buy stores

*Use our haul-away or pickup programs for these items

Home

Home

Appliances

Appliances

Health, Fitness & Sports

Health, Fitness & Sports

Accepted at Best Buy stores*

*Three items per household per day.

**Also accepted in Best Buy Mobile stores

Not Accepted at Best Buy stores

*Use our haul-away or pickup programs for these items

Additional Resources

  • Recycling Program FAQs

    Recycling Program FAQs

    Frequenly asked questions for electronics recycling.

  • Best Buy Recycling Standards

    Best Buy Recycling Standards

    Best Buy requires all recyclers retained by us to comply with standards regarding the recycling of products collected through our programs.

  • Best Buy Trade-In

    Check Your Trade-In Value

    Trade in your used electronics and get a Best Buy gift card good toward anything in the store or on BestBuy.com. If your trade-in has no value, we'll recycle it for free.

  • Appliance haul-away and pick-up

    Appliance & TV haul-away and pick-up

    We'll remove an old or obsolete appliance or television from your home for free when a replacement Best Buy product is delivered by Geek Squad® or Best Buy® Home Delivery.

    Exclusions apply. Large appliances exceeding in-store limits are hauled away and recycled at no cost with a new purchase of $399 or greater. Televisions 51" or larger are eligible for haul away and recycling at no cost with a scheduled home delivery. Otherwise, haul-away charges apply.

  • EPEAT

    Buying Greener Electronics

    Reflect your passion for protecting the environment. Best Buy and EPEAT make it easy to buy affordable, environmentally preferable electronic products.

  • Outfit your new home

    Settle in Quickly

    Explore appliances, electronics and connectivity that will make your new space unique.

  • www.1800recycling.com

    www.1800recycling.com

    If we don't accept it, we can help you find a place that does. Call or visit this website to find alternate locations to recycle products: 1-800-RECYCLING

  • EPA's Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program

    EPA's Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program

    Best Buy is a proud partner of this voluntary program, begun in 2006 to help protect the ozone layer and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases through responsible appliance disposal.

  • EPA's Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Challenge

    EPA's Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Challenge

    Participating manufacturers and retailers, including Best Buy, voluntarily commit to sending 100% of used electronics collected for reuse and recycling to third-party certified recyclers.

    2012 Baseline

    2013 Annual