How you can recycle electronic waste in the Augusta area

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Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 10:34 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - With Nov. 15 designated as America Recycles Day, here’s some news you can use: Best Buy is accepting all types of electronic waste for recycling – from laptop computers to speakers and DVDs.

Since 2009, the company has been operating a tech recycling program in its stores, helping customers recycle more than 2 billion pounds of technology products, regardless of place or date of purchase. The company also runs a trade-in program, making it easy to redeem some old tech for a gift card.

You can recycle up to three items per household per day — visit for state-specific information and different limitations on TVs, computer monitors and laptops.

Here’s a snapshot of what the company accepts:

  • TV and video: Projectors, wall mounts, DVD/Blu-ray players, TVs, headphones, VCRs, remotes.
  • Computers and tablets: Battery backups, laptops, monitors, mice and keyboards, web cams, hard drives, ink/toner cartridges.
  • Car audio, video, GPS: Speakers/amps, GPS, radar detectors, security systems, CB radios.
  • Appliances: Vacuums, fans, dryers, dishwashers, wall ovens, refrigerators, microwaves, rang/stove, ice makers, cooktops.

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