I’m November Sunflower, and I had no clue where to bring my electronics to be recycled. Technology is pretty much a huge waste stream. Think about it, when you upgrade your gadgets, what do you do with the old ones? Sure, some trade them in, but honestly, if you’re like me, they just pile up with no place to go.
It’s not just phones, or computers, but also appliances, and memory for the computer. It’s all things electronic being thrown out, or in my case, piled up in my house. Seriously, my house is where printers come to die. I kid you not. I’ve got five of them, lined up in my basement………I’m thinking of putting up little tombstones for them at this point. Well, until I found out that I could bring them to be recycled to my local Best Buy!
You’re probably thinking “I didn’t buy it at Best Buy, so they won’t accept it.” You’d be totally wrong. Best Buy recycles 387 POUNDS of electronics each minute the stores are open. They don’t care where you bought the items, or how old the items are, they will recycle them! It’s totally free to recycle with them, too.
Now, we must bid farewell to the printers that have been laid to rest at my house. I will bring them all to Best Buy, where they’ll responsibly dispose of them, using only the safest measures. I won’t have to worry about them anymore, they’ll have a proper burial, or whatever they do with them.
They’ve served us well, through the years…..and they deserve to be handled with love, and respect. While I’m at Best Buy, I’m going to hunt for an Energy Star certified dishwasher. My current dishwasher, if you can call it that, doesn’t really wash dishes. It just wets them, and kind of drowns the food, but doesn’t really remove it from the dishes……..plus, I think the damn thing uses so much electric when it runs, the entire neighborhood knows when we’re running it. They also know, when it’s done running, we’ll be washing them anyway. It’s a sad, but true fact.
Now, since this will be my “first time” recycling at Best Buy, I could use some feedback on what the process is. Has anyone done this before? It’s all new to me. I mean, we were just going to accept the fact that all of our printers, old cell phones, and crappy TV’s would be scattered around our house FOREVER. We had been resigned to the thought of it, as we thought it was hopeless.
If you’ve done the recycling thing at Best Buy, sound off in the comments below. Let me know how you liked it, or didn’t like. I like to get ALL sides!
Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card for free.