Best Buy Battles E-Waste with Recycle-by-Mail Technology Boxes

Best Buy will simplify responsible recycling of tablets, cords, keyboards and other electronics with a nationwide pilot of its new prepaid Technology Recycling Box. Consumers can order boxes in two sizes: small boxes that can carry up to six pounds for $22.99 and large boxes capable of carrying up to 15 pounds for $29.99. After consumers load the boxes with their old equipment, they can arrange for a UPS pickup or bring the box to a UPS drop-off location.

The Technology Recycling Box will be a carbon-neutral service, in line with Best Buy’s goal of achieving zero net emissions by 2040.

“We continue to build on our commitment to be there for our customers throughout the entire lifecycle of their products by making recycling simple and convenient,” said Tim Dunn, Head of Environmental Sustainability at Best Buy in a statement. “Sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do and this new service is another step we are taking to protect the planet today and for future generations.”

Since 2009, Best Buy has recycled more than 2.7 billion pounds of electronics and appliances. Customers also can recycle by dropping off old equipment at Best Buy stores or scheduling a home pickup via the retailer’s Haul-Away services.