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Purge that Pile of Junk with the Best Buy Recycle Program

When I came home from the hospital with our new little love a couple of weeks ago, the first thing I did was stock up on movies. Some for me, since I expected to be up all night, and some for my son, who I knew would be pretty bored while Mommy was stuck recovering on the couch for a while. Since our favorite, Peter Pan, had just been rereleased, we skipped the RedBox and just purchased it.

I was a little irked to see that I could only purchase the movie in a set that included both the DVD and the Blu-Ray disc. I guess I see the idea behind it – if you buy both, you’ll have the disc when you decide to make the switch to Blu-Ray (which we have not done yet, although I feel like we won’t have a choice soon.)

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love new technology. Really. What I don’t love is the pile of old electronics in our garage! TVs, VCRs, old monitors, and other old relics, tossed aside and dusty. Still working, but outdated. It’s kind of sad, really, for the poor, once-loved technology as well as the environment! After all, you can’t just throw that stuff away so it tends to just stick around as clutter…for a looong time.

Luckily, there is a quick and easy way to get rid of those unwanted items. Did you know that you can recycle them at Best Buy? In fact, Best Buy not only accepts your old electronics for recycling, but they are leading the industry in recycling efforts by offering the service for FREE in every Best Buy location in Puerto Rico and the U.S.

It seems that the program is really working, because Best Buy recycles 387 pounds of electronics each minute their stores are open. The convenience factor is a definite plus, too – in one quick trip, you can get rid of your old appliances and electronics in a safe and responsible way, then replace them with money-saving, energy-efficient Energy Star certified products!  You’ll find a whole line of them at Best Buy.

Technology is the fastest growing waste stream on the planet. As one of the world’s largest retailer of consumer electronics, Best Buy is working hard to be part of the solution. No matter where you bought it or how old it is, Best Buy will recycle it! So empty out that garage and purge that pile of junk in the basement, then upgrade to Energy Star Certified electronics and appliances from Best Buy! 

Visit the Best Buy Recycle page for more details on the program, along with a complete list of items accepted in most stores. I’m willing to bet you have a lot of them sitting around. (I sure do!)

Say good-bye, ancient TV!

We recycled our old VCRs and 2 large TVs (the kind with the big wooden cabinet!) at Best Buy, and it was super easy and convenient. Have you ever recycled at Best Buy? What do you have that’s ready to go there TODAY?


 Disclosure: In exchange for promoting the Best Buy Recycling Program, I was compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.



  1. I had no idea that Best Buy had a recycling program, that’s awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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  2. I have a bucket full of old batteries!

  3. I have a stack of old vcr’s. Now I know what to do with them!

  4. that’s cool! i knew they recycled small things like phones, but i didnt know they did bigger things too! its a good thing to know – especially since ill be moving soon
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  5. This is great to know! We have so many old electronics and we’d hate to just throw them out…
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  6. I love that they do this. and especially that they recycle batteries so I don’t have to put them in the trash!
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  7. THis is such a great idea!
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  8. This is great to know! I have so much to get rid of, but didn’t know where to take it! Thank you!

  9. Alisha Kostiuk says:

    This is a great idea, I have a couple of old t.v.s that need to be gone and printers.

  10. I haven’t, but honestly, we still use our VCR. We gave our old style TV to a friend.
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  11. Great news! I have so much junk in the basement that I was planning on bringing to the dump, but they charge up to $50 depending on what you bring. I won’t lie, free is better :)

  12. We have a giant tube tv we really need to recycle!

  13. This is a great idea because there is so much electronic waste out there! Almost every Friday (our trash pick up day) I see TV’s and other large electronics out for the garbage men.

  14. I didn’t know that Best Buy had this program, this is great! I have lots of stuff I could recycle. Thanks for sharing!
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  15. Good to know!

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