- these harmful materials can be dealt with so they do not contaminate our soil, water or air and
- useful materials such as aluminum, gold, and silver are reclaimed and reused.
The Westford Recycling Commission has 3 electronics recycling events throughout the year in March, June, and September. If you missed the last one, and don’t want to wait until June 25, here are some other options.
- What – Most electronics including tube TVs and monitors (up to 32″), flat panel TVs and monitors (up to 60”), DVD players, audio, cell phones, MP3 players, computers, vacuums, headphones, CDs and more.
- Fees – Free, e
xcept $10 for TVs and monitors, but you will receive a $10 Best Buy gift card in exchange
- How – Bring up to 3 items per household per day to any U.S. Best Buy store during normal store hours
Update 1/21/12 – Best Buy, according to their website:
In the case of hard drives on laptops or desktop PCs, customers have the choice to remove their data themselves, or they can consult with a Geek Squad® Agent about services we offer to remove the hard drive before handing the PC over to be recycled.
To remove the data yourself and wipe your hard drive clean of your personal data, see this videofrom Geek Squad®.
You are responsible for removing any data from your device before providing the product to us. Under no circumstances shall Best Buy be liable for any loss of any data or media from products delivered to us for trade in or recycling.
- What – Most modern electronics
- Fees – Free
- How– Ship the electronics with a prepaid label or drop off at their Boston office
- What – Cell Phones and their batteries and accessories
- Fee – Free
- How – Ship phone with a prepaid label
- What – TVs (under 27″), computers, monitors, air conditioners, microwaves, and more
- Fees – Vary from $10 – $20
- How – Arrange for a pickup by calling Melissa at 774-776-7200
This post is part of Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways.