Best Buy plans to expand its consumer electronics recycling program to its 1,006 U.S. retail stores on February 15, 2009, including the 68+ stores in California.
The program enables consumers to bring in up to two consumer electronics items per day for recycling at any Best Buy location. While outside of California, Best Buy will charge $10 for recycling items with screens (like televisions, monitors, and laptop displays), thanks to California's e-waste recycling incentive law, no fee will be charged for recycling.
In California, retailers charge consumers an advance recycling fee (ARF) of $8-25 when they purchase covered electronics, which goes into a fund to pay for the collection and recycling of devices. The ARF enables consumers to recycle end of life electronic devices for free.
Best Buy e-waste recycling program will provide e-waste recycling locations for California consumers in addition to the current 626 e-waste recycling facilities in the state.
CAW and E-waste Recycling:
- As part of CAW's 10 point plan for protecting the environment, CAW's legislative priority includes expanding California's existing successful computer monitor and TV recycling law to include all electronic devices.
- Check out CAW's Where to Recycle page to find places to properly dispose of your unwanted things.