Best Buy Recycling No Longer FREE

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Best Buy Recycling Program Going Fee based

Best Buy RecyclingBest Buy Recycling options will no longer include FREE CRT and TV recycling according to a recent post on their web site earlier today.   Laura Bishop reported, “We are now charging customers $25 for each TV and computer monitor they recycle at our stores. And in two states – Illinois and Pennsylvania – we are no longer recycling these particular products because of laws that prevent us from collecting fees to help run our program.

The change comes due to a large glut in CRT’s (Cathode Ray Tubes) created by increased processing costs and record low commodity returns.  Illinois and Pennsylvania will be hit hardest since recent changes to legislation have eliminated the ability to charge consumers a nominal fee to cover costs, said Brodie Ehresman ATR’s National Business Development Manager.

According to BAN (Basel Action Network) the retail giant will no longer require it’s recycling partners to be certified to the e-Steward compliance standard.  Best Buy has joined a growing list of companies opting out of the e-Steward program.


Brodie Ehresman
Author: Brodie Ehresman

ATR (Advanced Technology Recycling) is a US based ISO14001, R2 (Responsible Recycling), OHSAS 18001 and ITAR (International Traffic Arms Regulations) certified Electronics Recycling company that specializes in risk mitigation for asset recovery and management. The parent company was formed in 1992 and transitioned away from traditional IT Sales/Service in 2002 after receiving (2) of the single largest grants in Illinois history in 2005 and 2006. Today ATR has become an innovative leader for E-waste management by diverting Millions of pounds of e-waste from our landfills annually. Brodie Ehresman is one of the originating family owners of the two facilities formed in 1992 and is currently their National Business Development Manager for the US and Canada. Brodie utilizes his 20+ years of IT background and entrepreneurship to develop innovative sustainable recycling solutions to help his customers improve their triple bottom line. During his tenure Brodie has augmented the company’s regional customer base onto a national platform and is currently developing an international strategy for 2019.