Yesterday I talked about whether or not you should repair or replace broken electronics. I briefly mentioned that you could recycle, but I forgot to mention one more resource for disposing of them.
Costco has partnered with Green Sight to recycle old electronics. They buy back those that still have some value, but if they don’t want to buy it, they will still take it for free. Much nicer than having to pay to recycle them. They’ll even give you an estimated value online.
Once you’ve filled in your information, they ask for your address and send you a prepaid shipping label. You get your payment in a Costco Cash Card. Seems like a pretty nice deal for getting rid of unwanted electronics
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