Nov. 11 — Best Buy Co. Inc. announced that it has eliminated the $10 recycling fee for electronic items collected through its nationwide in-store recycling program.

Consumers can now drop off items with screens up to 32 inches for tube televisions and 60 inches for flat-panel televisions, free of charge. In addition to televisions, the in-store recycling program includes computer monitors, DVD players, audio and video cables, cell phones and other electronics.

The company collected 83 million pounds of electronics in 2010 and wants to collect more than 1 billion pounds of electronics by the end of 2014.

Best Buy said it only works with certified third-party electronics recyclers, which must carry either the R2 or eStewards certification. For more information on the company’s recycling program, visit Best Buy online.

Contact Waste & Recycling News reporter Jeremy Carroll at or 313-446-6780.