Best Buy to accept all types of e-waste for America Recycles Day on Nov. 15


FILE – In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, the Best Buy logo is shown on a store in Richfield, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Best Buy, the popular electronics store, will be accepting all types of e-waste for recycling on Nov. 15, America Recycles Day.

The company will be accepting everything from laptops to speakers and DVDs and more. Best Buy’s website has a number of categories and includes a list of state limitations on TVs, computer monitors and laptops.

Best Buy says the program has been running since 2009 helping customers recycle over 2 billion pounds of tech regardless of where it was bought, how old it is or who made it.

Before you head down to your local Best Buy, there are a few things you should know:

  • up to three items can be recycled per household per day,
  • While many items are recycled for free, some products are recycled for a fee,
  • Use the Trade-in Calculator to check how much your old tech is worth,
  • Best Buy says real people wipe all data from old devices. It is reccommended you clean your items before bringing them in.

Accepted e-waste items include:

  • TV and video: Projectors, wall mounts, DVD/Blu-ray players, TV’s, headphones, VCRs, remotes.
  • Computers and tablets: Battery backups, laptops, monitors, mice and keyboards, web cams, hard drives, ink/toner cartridges.
  • Car audio, video, GPS: Speakers/amps, GPS devices, radar detectors, security systems, CB radios.
  • Appliances: Vacuums, fans, dryers, dishwashers, wall ovens, refrigerators, microwaves, rang/stove, ice makers, cooktops.

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