RICHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Best Buy Co. Inc. is eliminating a $10 fee that covered many items disposed of through its in-store electronics recycling program.

The Richfield-based electronics retailer says consumers now can drop off items free of charge at any Best Buy store nationwide.

The old $10 fee applied to items with screens such as TVs and computer monitors. Best Buy said Friday it’s now taking tube screens up to 32 inches and flat-panel screens up to 60 inches. Stores also accept such items as DVD players, audio and video cables, cell phones and more.

Best Buy says its recycling programs collected 83 million pounds of electronics and 73 million pounds of appliances in 2010, and its goal is to collect 1 billion pounds of electronics by the end of 2014.

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Comments (5)
  1. OldDirtyHippie says:

    Just put it in your front yard with a free sign or on Craigslist!!!!


  2. Ines Beag says:

    Moron hippie, everything dies and rots except for plastic and …
    I’m wishing your part plastic.

    1. Ines Beag says:

      Never mind. Once I sobered up I read this again. I didn’t realize just how nonsensical and ridiculous this comment actually was.


  3. Christian Wait says:

    Eh, with the 10 dollar fee, you got a 10 dollar gift card. So to offset the costs of recycling, they’d hope people who lose/forget about the cards.

    They’ll increase prices or reduce other costs (ie workers) to make up the difference.

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