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Best Buy and the Environment - Best Buy is strongly committed to doing its share in protecting our planet and conserving the earth’s resources. As an electronics retailer company, Best Buy has a responsibility to prevent old and unwanted electronics from making their way to Canadian landfills, and it is making strides to reduce our energy and material goods consumption as well as environmental footprint.

Best Buy continues to provide its customers with opportunities to recycle their old and unwanted electronics. Please click on the map below for details on Best Buy’s recycling programs in your province.

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British Columbia

Best Buy is a destination for consumers looking to recycle their unneeded electronics. We encourage our customers to dispose of their electronic waste responsibly and are happy to accept the following items for recycling at all our British Columbia stores.

  • TVs
  • CPUs
  • Keyboards, Mice and Speakers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Laptops
  • Hard Drives
  • MP3 Players
  • Cell Phones and Pagers
  • Digital Cameras
  • Cameras
  • Telephones
  • Portable DVD Players
  • Portable CD Players
  • Turntables
  • Batteries*
  • Electronic toys (cord or battery)

Customers are limited to 2 items per day and should be prepared to return the items to the Customer Service desk without the assistance of staff. The Stores will not accept products containing liquids or appliances.

* alkaline, lithium ion, rechargeable and cell phone batteries under 5 pounds (For more information on batteries collected, visit: http://www.call2recycle.ca/)

Additionally, you may wish to consult your local municipality and/or product manufacturer for information on relevant legislation and ongoing e-waste recycling options in your community. Visit: encorp.ca/electronics.
Best Buy recommends that you remove all data from SIM cards and other storage devices containing memory prior to drop off. If you are unsure how to remove data from your products, check your owner’s manual or contact the manufacture for directions. Best Buy will not accept responsibility for personal information remaining on product.

Alberta

Best Buy is a destination for consumers looking to recycle their unneeded electronics. We encourage our customers to dispose of their electronic waste responsibly and are happy to accept the following items for recycling at all our Alberta stores.

  • TVs
  • CPUs
  • Keyboards, Mice and Speakers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Laptops
  • Hard Drives
  • MP3 Players
  • Cell Phones and Pagers
  • Digital Cameras
  • Cameras
  • Telephones
  • Portable DVD Players
  • Portable CD Players
  • Turntables
  • Batteries*
  • Ink Cartridges
  • CDs and DVDs

Customers are limited to 2 items per day and should be prepared to return the items to the Customer Service desk without the assistance of staff. The Stores will not accept products containing liquids or appliances.

* alkaline, lithium ion, rechargeable and cell phone batteries under 5 pounds (For more information on batteries collected, visit: http://www.call2recycle.ca/)

Additionally, you may wish to consult your local municipality and/or product manufacturer for information on relevant legislation and ongoing e-waste recycling options in your community. Visit: http://www.albertarecycling.ca/.
Best Buy recommends that you remove all data from SIM cards and other storage devices containing memory prior to drop off. If you are unsure how to remove data from your products, check your owner’s manual or contact the manufacture for directions. Best Buy will not accept responsibility for personal information remaining on product.

Saskatchewan

Best Buy is a destination for consumers looking to recycle their unneeded electronics. We encourage our customers to dispose of their electronic waste responsibly and are happy to accept the following items for recycling at all our Saskatchewan stores.

  • Laptops
  • Notebooks
  • Tablets
  • Netbooks
  • E-book readers
  • Desktop computers
  • TVs
  • Computer monitors
  • Digital or non-digital cameras
  • Web cameras
  • Closed circuit monitor screens
  • Printers, Scanners and Fax machines
  • Keyboards, Mice and Speakers
  • Telephones (corded and cordless, VoIP, satellite phones)
  • Answering machines (cassette and digital)
  • Cellular devices
  • PDAs
  • Pagers
  • Smartphones
  • Cables
  • Connectors
  • Chargers
  • Remotes
  • Docking stations
  • Home audio/video systems (AM/FM radios, VCRs, DVD/Blu-ray players, PVRs)
  • Cable and satellite receivers
  • Home stereo systems or components
  • Car audio and video systems
  • Portable audio/video (cassette/DVD/CD/MP3/Digital players or devices)
  • Headphones
  • Baby monitors
  • Batteries*
  • Electronic toys (cord or battery)

Additionally, you may wish to consult your local municipality and/or product manufacturer for information on relevant legislation and ongoing e-waste recycling options in your community. Visit: http://www.sarcsarcan.ca/sarcan/depot_locations.php.
Best Buy recommends that you remove all data from SIM cards and other storage devices containing memory prior to drop off. If you are unsure how to remove data from your products, check your owner’s manual or contact the manufacture for directions. Best Buy will not accept responsibility for personal information remaining on product.

* alkaline, lithium ion, rechargeable and cell phone batteries under 5 pounds (For more information on batteries collected, visit: http://www.call2recycle.ca/)

Manitoba

Best Buy is a destination for consumers looking to recycle their unneeded electronics. We encourage our customers to dispose of their electronic waste responsibly and are happy to accept the following items for recycling at all our Manitoba stores.

  • Laptops
  • Notebooks
  • Tablets
  • Netbooks
  • E-book readers
  • Desktop computers
  • TVs
  • Computer monitors
  • Digital or non-digital cameras
  • Web cameras
  • Closed circuit monitor screens
  • Printers, Scanners and Fax machines
  • Keyboards, Mice and Speakers
  • Telephones (corded and cordless, VoIP, satellite phones)
  • Answering machines (cassette and digital)
  • Cellular devices
  • PDAs
  • Pagers
  • Smartphones
  • Cables
  • Connectors
  • Chargers
  • Remotes
  • Docking stations
  • Home audio/video systems (AM/FM radios, VCRs, DVD/Blu-ray players, PVRs)
  • Cable and satellite receivers
  • Home stereo systems or components
  • Car audio and video systems
  • Microwave ovens
  • Portable audio/video (cassette/DVD/CD/MP3/Digital players or devices)
  • Headphones
  • Baby monitors
  • Batteries*
  • Electronic toys (cord or battery)

Customers are limited to 2 items per day and should be prepared to return the items to the Customer Service desk without the assistance of staff. The Stores will not accept products containing liquids or appliances.

Additionally, you may wish to consult your local municipality and/or product manufacturer for information on relevant legislation and ongoing e-waste recycling options in your community. Visit: http://www.greenmanitoba.ca.
Best Buy recommends that you remove all data from SIM cards and other storage devices containing memory prior to drop off. If you are unsure how to remove data from your products, check your owner’s manual or contact the manufacture for directions. Best Buy will not accept responsibility for personal information remaining on product.

* alkaline, lithium ion, rechargeable and cell phone batteries under 5 pounds (For more information on batteries collected, visit: http://www.call2recycle.ca/)

Ontario

Best Buy is a destination for consumers looking to recycle their unneeded electronics. We encourage our customers to dispose of their electronic waste responsibly and are happy to accept the following items for recycling at all our Ontario stores.

  • TVs
  • CPUs
  • Keyboards, Mice and Speakers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Laptops
  • Hard Drives
  • MP3 Players
  • Cell Phones and Pagers
  • Digital Cameras
  • Cameras
  • Telephones
  • Portable DVD Players
  • Portable CD Players
  • Turntables
  • Batteries*
  • Ink Cartridges
  • CDs and DVDs

Customers are limited to 2 items per day and should be prepared to return the items to the Customer Service desk without the assistance of staff. The Stores will not accept products containing liquids or appliances.

* alkaline, lithium ion, rechargeable and cell phone batteries under 5 pounds (For more information on batteries collected, visit: http://www.call2recycle.ca/)

Additionally, you may wish to consult your local municipality and/or product manufacturer for information on relevant legislation and ongoing e-waste recycling options in your community. Visit: Recycleyourelectronics.ca.
Best Buy recommends that you remove all data from SIM cards and other storage devices containing memory prior to drop off. If you are unsure how to remove data from your products, check your owner’s manual or contact the manufacture for directions. Best Buy will not accept responsibility for personal information remaining on product.

Québec

Best Buy is a destination for consumers looking to recycle their unneeded electronics. We encourage our customers to dispose of their electronic waste responsibly and are happy to accept the following items for recycling at all our Quebec stores.

  • Laptops
  • Notebooks
  • Tablets
  • Netbooks
  • E-book readers
  • Desktop Computers
  • TVs
  • Computer monitors
  • Closed circuit monitor screens
  • Printers, Scanners and Fax Machines
  • Keyboards, Mice and Speakers
  • Telephones (corded and cordless, VoIP, satellite phones)
  • Answering machines (cassette and digital)
  • Cellular devices
  • PDAs
  • Pagers
  • Smartphones
  • Cables
  • Connectors
  • Chargers
  • Remotes
  • Docking Stations
  • CD/DVD/BluRay Players
  • VHS/Beta Players
  • MP3 Players
  • Home and Clock Radios
  • Speakers (home or audio)
  • Satellite Audio Systems
  • Car stereos & speakers

Additionally, you may wish to consult your local municipality and/or product manufacturer for information on relevant legislation and ongoing e-waste recycling options in your community. Visit: http://www.recyc-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/client/fr/repertoires/rep-recuperateurs.asp#Saut.
Best Buy recommends that you remove all data from SIM cards and other storage devices containing memory prior to drop off. If you are unsure how to remove data from your products, check your owner’s manual or contact the manufacture for directions. Best Buy will not accept responsibility for personal information remaining on product.

Nova Scotia

Best Buy is a destination for consumers looking to recycle their unneeded electronics. We encourage our customers to dispose of their electronic waste responsibly and are happy to accept the following items for recycling at all our Nova Scotia stores.

  • MP3 Players
  • Cell Phones
  • Portable DVD Players
  • Portable CD Players
  • Batteries *
  • Ink Cartridges
  • CDs and DVDs

Additionally, you may wish to consult your local municipality and/or product manufacturer for information on relevant legislation and ongoing e-waste recycling options in your community. Visit: http://www.acestewardship.ca/ns/locations.asp.
Best Buy recommends that you remove all data from SIM cards and other storage devices containing memory prior to drop off. If you are unsure how to remove data from your products, check your owner’s manual or contact the manufacture for directions. Best Buy will not accept responsibility for personal information remaining on product.

* alkaline, lithium ion, rechargeable and cell phone batteries under 5 pounds (For more information on batteries collected, visit: http://www.call2recycle.ca/)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Best Buy is a destination for consumers looking to recycle their unneeded electronics. We encourage our customers to dispose of their electronic waste responsibly and are happy to accept the following items for recycling at all our Newfoundland stores.

  • MP3 Players
  • Cell Phones
  • Portable DVD Players
  • CD Players
  • Batteries *
  • Ink Cartridges
  • CDs and DVDs

* alkaline, lithium ion, rechargeable and cell phone batteries under 5 pounds (For more information on batteries collected, visit: http://www.call2recycle.ca/)

Additionally, you may wish to consult your local municipality and/or product manufacturer for information on relevant legislation and ongoing e-waste recycling options in your community. Visit: encorp.ca/electronics.
Best Buy recommends that you remove all data from SIM cards and other storage devices containing memory prior to drop off. If you are unsure how to remove data from your products, check your owner’s manual or contact the manufacture for directions. Best Buy will not accept responsibility for personal information remaining on product.

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Additionally, you may wish to consult your local municipality and/or product manufacturer for information on relevant legislation and ongoing e-waste recycling options in your community. Visit: http://www.encorp.ca/electronics/locations.
Best Buy recommends that you remove all data from SIM cards and other storage devices containing memory prior to drop off. If you are unsure how to remove data from your products, check your owner’s manual or contact the manufacture for directions. Best Buy will not accept responsibility for personal information remaining on product.

Go Green

SMART TECHNOLOGY

All of our stores are equipped with energy efficient lights, an energy management system and undergo continuous replacement projects to ensure that older equipment is replaced with the latest in energy savings equipment. This has demonstrated a reduction in energy usage year over year despite the fact that we are continuously opening new locations.

ELECTRONIC PAY STUBS

With thousands of employees across Canada, Best Buy was mailing and couriering thousands of paystubs across the country every month. Now we send biweekly letters through ePost – an online service provided free from Canada Post, sparing hundreds of trees and preventing thousands of pounds of emissions each year.

PAPER AND CARDBOARD RECYCLING

Each of our stores and our head office recycles paper and cardboard which in turn saves thousands of trees from being harvested each year. Recycled paper in turn requires 60% less energy to produce than virgin paper.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING

Every day – at all of our stores – we invite customers to return batteries, cell phones, MP3 players, CDs and CD players for recycling. As provincial recycling bodies enhance recycling programs, our local stores adapt to take back electronics like computers, TVs and other electronic items.

Learn about recycling programs in your province »

WASTE DIVERSION AT HEAD OFFICE

Our head office is working on an aggressive waste reduction initiative that includes the introduction of communal recycling, composting and waste bins around the building to encourage staff to recycle. Since this initiative began, 100% of the waste leaving the building is diverted from the landfill. We also recycle 100% of all batteries and electronics used at head office.

Click here to view Best Buy's Corporate Responsibility Reports.

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