Best Buy

Best Buy is a drop off option to recycle many different items. Some items can be traded in for a Best Buy gift card or savings on a new purchase of same product type.

Trade In & Recycling Specials

See all specials Best Buy’s current trade-in promotion website page.

  • Recycle any modem, router or gateway networking devices and save 15% of a new modem, router or gateway networking device.
  • Save 20% on Amazon eReader with select working Amazon eReader trade in.
  • Save 20% on Amazon Tablets with select working Amazon Tablet trade-in.

Trade In Items for Gift Cards

Check website for trade in value of items. If item has a trade in value you can take it to your local Best Buy store or main in your item for a Best Buy gift card.

Look up your electronics to see if Best Buy is purchasing.

  • Cell Phones: iPhone, Samsung, Google Pixel, Motorola, LG, Huawei, HTC, Blackberry, Acer Mobile Phones
  • Tablets and eReaders: iPad, Samsung, Microsoft, Amazon, and more.
  • MP3 Players: iPod, Creative Labs etc.
  • Video Games: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii U
  • Gaming Hardware: Gaming Consoles, Handheld Game Systems, Gaming Controllers
  • Computers: Laptops, Apple Notebook, Desktops, and Microsoft Surface Laptops
  • Cameras: DSLR, Mirrorless, Point and Shoot, Camcorders, Camera Flashes, Camera Lenses
  • Wearable Technology: Activity Trackers, Smartwatches, and Headphones.
  • TV & Home Theaters: Remotes and Streaming Media such as Apple TV, Amazon Echo

Recycle Drop-off Items

Recycle most items for free (free if no fee mentioned). Kiosks are located at the front of the store for smaller items. See Best Buy website for limits on number of items.


  • Fans
  • Vacuums: robot vacuums, stick vacuums, upright/canister vacuums


  • Alarm clocks
  • Amps and effects
  • Audio mixers/DJ turntables
  • CD players/recorders
  • CD/cassette players
  • Chargers
  • Home audio networking
  • Home recording interfaces
  • HTIB/soundbars/speakers
  • iPods/other MP3 players
  • MP3 speakers
  • Speaker systems
  • Personal recorders
  • Receivers/boomboxes
  • Satellite radio
  • Turntables

Cameras & Camcorders

  • Binoculars
  • Camcorders
  • Digital cameras
  • Digital photo frames
  • Lenses
  • Memory cards
  • SLR cameras

Car Audio, Video & GPS

  • CB radios/scanners
  • Decks
  • In-dash GPS
  • Outdoor GPS
  • Portable GPS
  • Radar detectors
  • Security systems
  • Speakers/amps
  • Wiring harnesses and install kits

Cell Phones

Computers & Tablets

  • All-in-one computers
  • Battery backups (UPS)
  • Cables and connectors
  • CD/DVD drives
  • Computer speakers/controllers
  • Desktops
  • E-readers
  • Hard drives
  • Ink/toner cartridges
  • Laptop batteries
  • Laptops (limit of five per household per day)
  • Memory
  • Mice and keyboards
  • Modems/routers/hubs
  • Monitors ($29.99 fee per item)
  • Netbooks
  • Printers/scanners/fax
  • Sound/video cards
  • Tablets
  • Web cams


  • Cables and connectors
  • Curling irons
  • Fans
  • Hair dryers
  • Hair straighteners
  • Monitoring systems
  • Pedometers and heart monitors
  • Vacuums: robot vacuums, stick vacuums, upright/canister vacuums
  • Weather stations

TV & Video

  • Battery backups (UPS)
  • Cables and connectors
  • DirecTV set-top boxes/converters
  • DVD/Blu-ray players
  • Headphones
  • In-dash/overhead DVD
  • Internet TV set-top boxes/satellite receivers
  • Portable DVD
  • Portable media players
  • Power inverters
  • Projectors
  • Remotes/surge protectors
  • TiVO
  • TVs: Tube TVs smaller than 32″, Flat-panel TVs: LCD, plasma, LED smaller than 50″, Portable TVs ($29.99 fee per item)
  • TV antennas less than 3′ long
  • VCRs
  • Wall mounts

Video Games & Gadgets

  • Cables and connectors
  • Controllers and keyboards
  • Portable gaming
  • Portable LCD screens
  • Video game consoles

Other Items

  • Calculators
  • Chargers
  • Hands-free headsets
  • Landline phones
  • Mobile phones
  • Recorders
  • Shredders
  • Two-way radios
  • Wireless broadband