Best Buy Launches E-Waste Recycling Program 
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Thursday, 19 February 2009

All 1,006 Best Buy stores have begun to reduce electronic waste through a robust recycling program, scheduled to be implemented throughout the week.  Best Buy is cautiously distancing itself from a recent 60 Minutes report about a toxic electronics dump in Guiyu, China.  They assure customers and the media that the company Executive Recycling, which is responsible for the record high cancer-causing dioxins in Guiyu, is not being used to head up their program.

They have vetted a handful of companies to run their recycling program, in a lengthy and detailed process to ensure they were eco-friendly.
Best Buy has posted its recycling standards on its website, for concerned customers to read.

The program allows for each household to bring up to two electronic devices in to any Best Buy store per day to have them recycled.  Anything with a screen must include a $10 fee, but the customer will receive a $10 Best Buy gift card in return.  California stores and Best-Buy exclusive items don’t require this fee.

Items that are not accepted into the program include TVs that have displays larger than 32 inches, microwaves, major appliances, anything that contains Freon or console TVs.

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