Alaska Recycled Over a Quarter Million Pounds of E-Waste Through Best Buy eCycling
Got outdated technology? Most people do and many have no idea that retired electronics can and need to be disposed of safely in order to avoid harmful impacts to our environment.
Best Buy recently released data on the amount of recycled consumer electronic materials nationwide. Attached is an image showing the amount of e-waste each state recycled. Alaska contributed over a quarter million pounds of electronic materials to be recycled (261,000 to be exact), contributing to Best Buy’s nearly 500 million pounds of recycled consumer electronics and appliances!
For more information please visit www.bestbuy.com/recycling. With Earth Day right around the corner, get in touch with a Best Buy Blue Shirt to find out how, what and where to “eCycle” for Earth Day and beyond.
Program details for Alaska
What We Take
- 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.
- Small electrics, fans and vacuums.
What We Don't Take
- Console TVs of any size, or tube TVs and monitors larger than 32". Use our 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.
- Disassembled TVs and Monitors
Posted: April 18, 2012