Best Buy has announced a test program in which they plan on offering a recycling service to consumers to bring in their used appliances. The test program involves eight states and 117 stores to begin with. On their web site it states:

Starting June 1, 117 stores in the Baltimore, San Francisco, and
Minnesota markets are inviting customers to bring in no more than two
(2) units per day, per household, for recycling at no charge. Customers
can bring items such as televisions and monitors up to 32”, computers,
phones, cameras, and other electronics devices and peripherals in for


The following items cannot be accepted through this program:

  • Televisions or monitor screens greater than 32”
  • Console televisions
  • Air conditioners
  • Microwaves
  • Appliances (customers are invited instead to use Best Buy’s appliance haul-away and pick-up programs)


Best Buy will work with its stores, recycling partners, and
manufacturers to evaluate the success of the test and determine options
for scaling it across the U.S.

Check the Best Buy site for other recycling options available in all all of it’s stores.

Hopefully if this test program takes off, other retailers will join in to help to recycle the mountains of products that currently go into our landfills.

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