While I was researching my "How Do You Recyle That?!" post I came across some awesome info that deserves its own post. Best Buy just started a new program called E-Cycle with the catch phrase "No matter where you bought it, we'll recycle it." Why haven't I heard of this sooner? Oh yeah...because I don't watch ANY TV and only listen to PBS kids when the kiddo's awake and I'm half-asleep.
Here's the info for Colorado.
What they take (from their website):
- Three items per household per day.
- Nearly everything electronic, including tube TVs and monitors up to 32", flat-panel TVs and monitors up to 60", peripherals, DVD players, home and car audio, cell phones, MP3 players, and cables.
- Desktop or laptop computers with the hard drive removed. See this Geek Squad video for Do-it-Yourself instructions, or they will remove it for $9.99.
- Small electrics, fans and vacuums.
- They charge $10 for televisions and monitors, but you immediately receive a $10 Best Buy gift card good toward future purchase.
- $10 fee does not apply to any Insignia®, Dynex® or VPR Matrix® products. Best Buy accepts these brands free of any charge.
- The bubbly sales-girl on the phone also told me that they take VHSs and Floppy Discs too but that wasn't on their website so check first.
- Internal and External computer hard drives.
- Console TVs of any size, or tube TVs and monitors larger than 32". Use their haul-away or pickup programs for these items.**
- Electronics containing refrigerants, such as mini refrigerators or air conditioners. Please contact your local waste disposal department.
- Appliances. Use our haul-away or pickup programs for refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washers and dryers, ranges and microwaves. **
This is in addition to the stuff they already took which was inkjet cartridges, rechargeable batteries, CDs/DVDs, and gift cards. How cool is that? Mega cool, I say.
**The fact that they have haul-away and pickup programs is great to!