Despite being serious electronics users, we had never heard of it Amazon recycling program in which Amazon covers the shipping costs for electronics recycling.
Accepted electronics items are sent to Re-Teck, a certified Amazon partner (ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004) to recycle electronics under responsible practices, unlike many other options abroad.
Amazon accepts a list of 15 types of electronics (phones, chargers, cables, etc.), although there is an “other” category. Once you create one List of devices to be recycled Online and with your address, Amazon creates a UPS label that you can stick on a box. Drop off the package at a UPS location and that’s it.
On this page, Amazon advises that if you have Amazon devices, you may be eligible trade in for a discount when buying a new model. Packing and dropping off the item might be a bit of a hassle, but the solution seems very convenient. Amazon also recycles outside of the US, so check with your local Amazon.
However, there are other recycling options. We tried to donate to Goodwill and many electronics stores (such as best buy) may also have a recycling program, so it’s worth checking. pity that Frys Electronics in SF Bay is gone now.
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