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After collecting 2 billion pounds of e-waste, Best Buy expands recycling program

Best Buy has helped our customers recycle 2 billion pounds of electronics and appliances since 2009, and now we’re making it easier than ever to get rid of your old devices.

Our Geek Squad Agents and In-Home Advisors, who make house calls to provide consultations and other tech-support services, will now offer to take items with them to be recycled. They’ll take cables and cords, Wi-Fi gear, audio equipment and other items that don’t contain personal data — all to help you declutter safely and conveniently.

You can still continue to recycle electronics like phones, laptops, tablets and more for free at our stores. And large TVs and appliances can be safely removed through Best Buy’s haul-away services for a fee. With trade-in available at many Best Buy stores, you might even get a gift card for turning in devices that still have value.

“We know many people are looking for more convenient ways to simplify their lives and live more sustainably,” said Alexis Ludwig-Vogen, Best Buy’s director of environmental sustainability and compliance. “With our In-Home Advisors and Geek Squad Agents visiting customers’ homes every day, it only makes sense to extend a recycling option to house calls too.”

Best Buy is the nation’s largest collector of recyclable electronics and appliances. You can find more details on our e-waste collection and other sustainability achievements in our newly released Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report.


Learn more about our recycling program here and trade-in program here.