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Looking for a way of getting that CRT TV out of the house without breaking your back? Best Buy’s latest service might be of interest to you, then—the electronics retailer shared a press release today confirming that it has launched a new home pick-up recycling service, one that allows lazier customers to pay $199 to get all sorts of old and unneeded tech picked up from their homes. The list of eligible products include tube, projection, and plasma TVs; computers and monitors; and appliances such as freezers and dishwashers. Each appointment is limited to no more than two large products, however. Best Buy Totaltech members can save 20% on the recycling service.

“We feel we have an important role to play in helping our planet, including being there for the entire lifecycle of a product – from the time a customer starts shopping until that product is responsibly recycled,” said Tim Dunn, Best Buy’s head of environmental sustainability. “This new service will make this important work even more convenient for customers.”

Best Buy Launches Home Pick-Up Recycling Service (Business Wire)

Starting this month, Best Buy, the nation’s largest retail collector of e-waste, is making it easier than ever to get rid of old tech while protecting the environment – by picking it up directly from customers’ homes. Once picked up, all products are then responsibly and safely recycled.

Just a click away, anyone in the U.S. can now request pickup and recycling for old electronics, keeping tech, including appliances, out of landfills and giving it a second life. The Best Buy Standalone Haul-Away service will remove and recycle up to two large products (including TVs, major appliances, all-in-one computers and monitors), along with select smaller products, like laptops, cameras, cords, gaming consoles and more.

The new Standalone Haul-Away service is available for $199.99. Best Buy Totaltech members save 20% on the Standalone Haul-Away service.

As part of our continued commitment to protect the environment, we have helped our customers recycle more than 2 billion pounds of electronics and appliances since 2009. Our recycling program accepts a variety of used electronics, regardless of where they were purchased, how old they are or who made them. Customers can schedule an appointment on BestBuy.com for all Haul-Away services.

This new service is in addition to the Haul-Away service Best Buy currently offers to customers when they purchase a new TV, major appliance or select fitness equipment, and want to recycle the product they’re replacing. Customer can also drop off up to three electronics per household, per day at Best Buy stores through our everyday recycling program, or take advantage of our trade-in program, which provides gift cards for items that still have value. More information on what items are accepted at your local store and what fees might be associated, can be found here.

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16 comments

  1. This should be mandatory for free when you buy a new item from them. Buy a new Washing machine? They must offer to take away the old free of charge. That's how it works in a first world country.
  2. This should be mandatory for free when you buy a new item from them. Buy a new Washing machine? They must offer to take away the old free of charge. That's how it works in a first world country.
    For whatever reason, only mattresses work that way here. And sometimes refrigerators.

    That said, most places will accept e-waste for free where I'm at.
  3. This should be mandatory for free when you buy a new item from them. Buy a new Washing machine? They must offer to take away the old free of charge. That's how it works in a first world country.
    Just like chargers should come with phones and electric cars.
  4. It's all over the map where I live. Sad to say I'm still better off with our handyman helping me with all the big heavy crap. That reminds me, it's about time to clean out the garage again. sigh.
  5. Just like chargers should come with phones and electric cars.
    That Tesla move is completely asinine, they know their explanation is a lie, everybody who is not a Musk/Tesla groupie acknowledges that they are lying, yet they still get away with it.
  6. Just like chargers should come with phones and electric cars.
    I remember back in the 3DS days when Nintendo stopped including chargers with the 3DS, which was some straight bullsh1t.
  7. Holy crap.....
    Most if not all appliance stores where I'm at take your old item away free when you buy new stuff.
    We have a giant recycle center on the edge of the county, about 15 minute drive from my place that takes anything for free.
    We can set things at the street on garbage day and 99% will be hauled away.

    My question is.....once BestBuy picks up your stuff, what happens to it? Dumped somewhere illegal? Sent to India to be dumped illegally?

    I talked to the guys at our local recycle business.....they have warehouses full of plastic and paper that they can't find places for.
    They said only about 1/3 of the stuff they take in has a buyer.
  8. We have a giant recycle center on the edge of the county, about 15 minute drive from my place that takes anything for free.
    We can set things at the street on garbage day and 99% will be hauled away.
    Same deal with me, pretty much. In my county we have a recycling center that's not too far from our house, maybe 20-25min, and we've taken all kinds of sh1t there, from refrigerators to washers/dryers to old A/C units to CRT TVs and more. Doesn't cost anything except the gas it takes to get there. We just load the stuff in a pickup truck (previously a minivan) and just take it on over. And yeah, a lot of stuff we can just leave on the curb and they will pick it up on trash day.
  9. Just like chargers should come with phones and electric cars.
    Good god no. I don’t need any more junk usb chargers - I’ve got way to many as it is. Let me take a $20 credit off the phone instead of sticking me with a charger and cable I don’t need.
  10. Let me take a $20 credit off the phone instead of sticking me with a charger and cable I don’t need.
    Except they don't lower the price when they take away the charger.
  11. Good god no. I don’t need any more junk usb chargers - I’ve got way to many as it is. Let me take a $20 credit off the phone instead of sticking me with a charger and cable I don’t need.

    That's great if you like this:

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    My 25+ years of cellphone experience has taught me to only trust the charger that comes with the device. It is optimized for its charging capabilities.

    Also, prices for phones have been going up, despite the lack of the charger, so you won't be saving any money...

    I do hear you, I don't want extra junk laying around, but at the same time, capabilities of chargers change over time. Usually when I buy a device, I use the charger it came with as the primary charger, keep a couple of old ones as auxiliary chargers, and get rid of everything older than that. The older ones are going to either charge slowly, or be broken at this point.

    Sadly, my Pixel 5a will probably be the last phone I buy to come with a charger.
  12. Basically paying to haul it away. I had to have a piano removed from my house and cost something like 200. Kinda sad it was destined for the landfill... But the thing falling to pieces while they were moving it proved that it was beyond repair (affordable repair, anyway). And I could not give that thing away on CL, only got scammers.

    That being said, I think Best Buy will recycle just about any appliance they sell. CRT TVs etc... but you have to haul it to them.


    My local trash pickup will not take CRT TVs at all, and only appliances (and other big stuff like furniture) if you pay by the pound or something. I had to pay the city $150 to take an ancient fridge and old couches.

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