Do you have bunch of old electronic devices laying around the house? I know I do, including old cell phones, the camera I dropped in the ocean last summer, and an old VCR that hasn’t worked in years. In the past getting rid of these things has been difficult. Many of them are not supposed to be thrown in the garbage, and contain recyclable parts. Now Best Buy is making it easy for consumers, because every Best Buy location in Puerto Rico and the U.S. is offering free electronics recycling.
No matter how old it is or where you bought it, if you bring it to Best Buy they will take it and dispose of it safely and properly! This is such a great way to help the environment. Technology is the fastest growing waste stream on the planet, so providing an easy way to encourage recycling is critical. Best Buy recycles 387 pounds of electronics each minute their stores are open, so lots of people are taking advantage of this recycling option.
I decided it was time to get rid of the old TV we had sitting in the basement. This was a tube TV that was at least 15 years old, and although it still works we weren’t doing anything with it. So my husband and I loaded it in the car, and wow, it was heavy! I had forgotten how bulky TVs used to be before flat screens came out.
I was driving right by the Best Buy anyway, so I didn’t even have to make a special trip. Once I got to Best Buy I stopped right by the door, and a helpful employee came out and unloaded the TV for me. There was no way I was carrying it into the store by myself! He loaded it onto a cart and took it away to be recycled. So now my basement is cleaner, and I know the TV was dealt with properly. It was quick and easy!
Click here for all the details on the recycling program. And if you are thinking about replacing some of your products with new ones Best Buy carries a whole line of Energy Star certified products, which you can learn about here.
Let me know if you have tried this easy new recycling option yet, and what you having around the house that you need to get rid of!
Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions are my own.