Best Buy starts $200 service for picking up used appliances, electronics

Best Buy has made it easier to get rid of an old television, computer or other unwanted electronic device with the debut of its e-waste pick-up service that would allow for items to be collected from customers’ homes and then recycled.

Starting this month, consumers can make a request online for pickup and recycling of electronics like major appliances, computer monitors, select fitness equipment and more through the Best Buy Standalone Haul-Away service.

Best Buy will haul two large products along with an unlimited amount of select smaller products like laptops, cameras and cords per pickup. The Haul-Away service is available for $199.99 per pickup or $159.99 for customers who have Best Buy Totaltech membership.

“We feel we have an important role to play in helping our planet, including being there for the entire lifecycle of a product,” Tim Dunn, Best Buy’s head of environmental sustainability, said in a statement.

Best Buy already offers in-store recycling of up to three electronics a day for free and is the country’s largest retail collector of e-waste. Since 2009, it has helped customers recycle more than 2 billion pounds of electronics and appliances.

Best Buy takes electronics items for recycling whether or not they were purchased from it.


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