30 Second Tips - Recycle Old Electronics

This is the 42nd post in a series called 30 Second Tips. My goal is to show you how to do some neat stuff in 30 seconds or less!

Have you ever wondered what to do with those unused gadgets that are sitting around your home collecting dust? In this week's blog post I am going to show you how you can recycle them for free.


Best Buy has a fantastic recycling program. You can bring your old electronics (even if they weren't purchased at a Best Buy) to your local store.

This past week I walked into Best Buy in Apple Valley with an old iMac, an old printer, and an old PC laptop. I was in and out of the store in less than five minutes.

They accept many electronics from the following categories:

  • TV/Video
  • Portable TV and Video
  • Car Video
  • Audio
  • Car & GPS
  • Cameras & Camcorders
  • Computers
  • Mobile Phones & Office
  • Video Games & Gadgets
  • Home & Appliance

To make sure that you could recycle your technology at your local Best Buy visit their Recycling page.

Note: You will want to make sure to wipe the data off of your device before recycling it. If you are unsure how to do this feel free to contact me.

Have you ever wondered what happens to electronics when recycled? Check out this video below!

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