Best Buy Launches Nationwide Recycle-by-Mail Technology Boxes
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New service makes electronic recycling easy and convenient for customers; ship everything from laptops, cords, tablets and more
As the nation’s largest retail collector of e-waste, Best Buy has recycled 2.7 billion pounds of electronics and appliances
Recycling your old electronics is about to become easier than ever. Best Buy is introducing a new nationwide, easy-to-use program that allows you to recycle all your old tech – by mail!
Starting this month, you can order a prepaid Best Buy Technology Recycling Box and ship off your old electronics for recycling. Through the service, Best Buy will give your tech a second life or recycle it 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 Best Buy’s goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2040, the Best Buy Technology Recycling Box will also be a carbon neutral service.
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Here’s how it works in three easy steps.
Step 1: Order a prepaid box from BestBuy.com. You can choose from two options. A small box (9 X 5 X 3 – $22.99), which can carry up to 6 lbs, or a medium box (18 X 14 X 4 – $29.99), which can carry up to 15 lbs.
Step 2: The box arrives at your home, and you fill it up with old gadgets lying around the house, whether that’s a tablet, cords, keyboards or more. See the full list of products here.
Step 3: You ship the prepaid box by taking it to your nearest UPS drop-off location or scheduling a pickup with UPS.
You’re done! Your electronics are securely and responsibly recycled.
Recycling at Best Buy
Best Buy is the nation’s largest retail collector of e-waste. Since 2009, Best Buy has recycled more than 2.7 billion pounds of electronics and appliances.
The company’s recycling programs are part of how they build the circular economy into its business to protect the environment and help their customers live more sustainably. The circular economy is a system that prioritizes keeping products and materials in use as long as possible and finding alternatives to throwing them away.
This new nationwide service, a pilot program, adds to Best Buy’s industry leading recycling program that makes it easy for its customers to recycle by dropping off their old electronics at Best Buy stores across the country or scheduling a home pick-up through Haul-Away services.
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