Best Buy Recycling Program Going Fee based
Best 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.