E-Waste: Retailer Take-Back Programs

Below is a list of retailers that are known to have a Take-Back program in operation. If there is a retailer that you know offers a Take-Back program and is not listed below or if a retailer's program has changed since this list was published, please email Mr. Reese Yontz the details including the manufacturer's website(s) detailing the program.


Best Buy will accept for recycling most consumer electronics, including televisions and monitors up to 32", computer CPUs and notebooks, small electronics, VCRs and DVD players, phones as well as accessories such as keyboards, mice and remotes starting February 15th, 2009 at all of their U.S. stores. A $10 recycling fee per unit will be charged for items with screens (televisions, laptop computers, and monitors). The customer will instantly receive a $10 Best Buy gift card in exchange for the recycling fee. More information may be found here.

Costco has a partnership with Greensight Technology to recycle e-waste from Costco members free of charge. A shopping card is sent to the member depending upon the value of the item(s) sent. More information may be found here.

Office Depot sells three different sized boxes for $5/10/15 for recycling electronics. Customer buys the box, takes it home, fills it up, and returns it to the store for recycling. More information may be found here.

Radio Shack has partnered with CEXCHANGE, LLC to offer a take-back program that collects MP3 players, phones, cameras, camcorders, GPS systems, car audio, laptops, game consoles, and game console media. This program does not accept televisions, monitors, or desktop computers. More information may be found here.

Sam's Club offers an electronics recycling program for its members through ecoNEW. Members may receive shopping cards for items recycled depending upon the estimated value of the items. Does Not Accept Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors or televisions. More information may be found here.

Staples offers various e-waste recycling options for ink cartridges, computer and office equipment, cell phones, etc. More information may be found here.