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Best Buy, Apple Other Retailers Accept Old Gadgets for Recycling

Program Provides Safe Recycling Options to Those Impacted by COVID-19

Retailers such as Best Buy are still accepting trade-ins of old electronics.

Many of these shops have online tools to see if your gadget is worth a gift card or other compensation. Not only can phones and tablets be taken to Best Buy, computer monitors and TV also can be accepted. 

Likewise, Apple retail stores allow consumers to trade in products, regardless of brand. Amazon’s Recycling site allows you to print a prepaid shipping label to send your old gadgets.

The website Recycle Nation allows users to view the nearest recycling location to them. In North Hollywood, Calif., eWaste U.S. Electronics Recycling accepts unwanted items and "the state reimburses the local facility for properly disposing of them. The funds come from small fees you pay every time you buy a new gadget."

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