A row of packages in a Best Buy store

20 Mar: How2Recycle® label program to help Best Buy customers with package disposal

Best Buy’s sustainability efforts continue to evolve as we work to reduce our impact on the environment. From leading the charge in recycling e-waste to reducing our carbon emissions, we want to do more for the planet — and help our customers do the same.

As part of that, we’re partnering with How2Recycle®, a standardized labeling system that provides transparent on-package disposal instructions. Because recycling programs vary by region, it’s sometimes hard to know if your recyclables end up in the right place.

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05 Apr: Best Buy launches nationwide Recycle-by-Mail Technology Boxes

New service makes electronic recycling easy and convenient for customers; ship everything from laptops, cords, tablets and more 

As the nation’s largest retail collector of e-waste, Best Buy has recycled 2.7 billion pounds of electronics and appliances 

Recycling your old electronics is about to become easier than ever. Best Buy is introducing a new nationwide, easy-to-use program that allows you to recycle all your old tech – by mail!

Starting this month, you can order a prepaid Best Buy Technology Recycling Box and ship off your old electronics for recycling.

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27 Mar: Best Buy and the circular economy

In a world of finite resources, Best Buy is working on ways to do business where nothing is wasted.  

From investing in renewable energy to reducing waste in our operations and offering products that help our customers live more sustainably, we’re prioritizing the circular economy. It’s a system that promotes using fewer new natural resources, keeping products and materials in use as long as possible and finding alternatives to throwing them away.  

“The shift to a circular economy has challenges, especially because it requires innovation and exploring new ways to create and use products,” said Tim Dunn, Best Buy’s head of environmental sustainability.

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27 Mar: Repair, Reuse and Recycle – How Best Buy keeps products in use longer

As the nation’s largest seller of consumer electronics, we are committed to being there for the entire lifecycle of your technology products — from the time you start shopping at Best Buy until that product is responsibly recycled.  

This is all part of how we support the circular economy, a system in which nothing is wasted. For us that also means keeping products and materials in use as long as possible and finding alternatives to throwing them away. Through programs including Geek Squad repair or our haul-away services, we make it easy to give tech a second life and out of landfills.   


20 Mar: How to recycle (or trade in) your old tech

Best Buy continues to take action to do better for the planet, our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. That’s one of the reasons we make it easy to get rid of your old tech year-round.

Our recycling and trade-in programs help our customers throughout the lifecycle of their products by keeping old tech out of landfills and giving it a second life. This is all part of how we aspire to drive forward the circular economy — a system in which nothing is wasted.


14 Nov: Here’s how Best Buy is making it easy to recycle your old tech

November 15 is America Recycles Day. Celebrate by bringing your old electronics to Best Buy, the largest retail collector of e-waste in the United States. 

We established our recycling program in 2009 and have since recycled more than 2 billion pounds of electronics and appliances. In addition to our recycling efforts, we’ve also pledged to be carbon neutral across our business by 2040.  

This year, we took steps towards making the recycling process even easier for our customers by adding our Standalone Haul-Away service.


12 Apr: Best Buy Offers Doorstep E-waste Collection in St. Louis

In celebration of Earth Month, Best Buy will be testing a convenient new program that offers St. Louis residents free doorstep pickup of old tech and appliances for recycling. 

Since 2009, we have helped our customers recycle 2 billion pounds of tech. As the nation’s largest retail collector of e-waste, our recycling program is part of our continued commitment to protect the environment. This limited-time activation is one way we’re striving to support our customers throughout the lifecycle of their products, making it easier for them to give their tech a second life and out of landfills.


13 Nov: Best Buy customers are part of the solution to e-waste

[November 15 is America Recycles Day. At Best Buy, we aim to positively impact the world, enrich people’s lives through technology and contribute to the common good. We demonstrate this through our commitment to communities, people and the environment.]

The laptop, phone or tablet you’re reading this on might become part of an airplane one day — that is, if you recycle it.

At Best Buy, we have helped our customers recycle more than 2 billion pounds of electronics and appliances since 2009, making us the largest retail collector of e-waste in the United States.


09 Apr: For Georgia Manager, Cleaning Up The Community Is A Team Activity

Back in 2007, Melissa Freidus was bothered by how quickly trash cans around her Best Buy store in Gainesville, Georgia, were filling up with soda bottles.

One day, the solution to her garbage woes walked right through the store’s front door: a man wearing a City of Gainesville sanitation jacket.

Melissa told him she was interested in recycling and asked if he knew how she could get started. She found the right person, he told her, because he was the superintendent of solid waste for the city.


19 Jun: 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.

Paper gift cards

12 Nov: Paper or plastic? New gift cards are made from trees

When it comes to selecting a gift for someone, you can rarely go wrong with a gift card to their favorite store. And now, when it’s a Best Buy gift card, you can feel good about how it’s made.

That’s because we’re saying “Bye-bye!” to plastic gift cards and “Season’s Greetings!” to gift cards made of paper.

Why the switch? It all comes down to what happens to the gift card after the last cent is spent. Our new gift cards and packaging can go right into the recycling bin.


25 Jun: Best Buy Reports on Sustainability Progress, Goals for 2020

Best Buy today released our latest Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report, including two new sustainability goals as part of our Best Buy 2020 growth strategy.

This report is where we annually share our commitments and progress in the areas of community, people and the environment. We have seen increased interest from consumers and investors for companies to make a positive impact on the world.

For Best Buy, sustainability has been a priority for more than a decade, and we are proud of our successes, which not only benefit our stakeholders but make good business sense too.