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Best Buy offers the Best Buy Take Back Program (electronics) and a Best Buy Trade In Program (a gift card for gently used electronics and games) as well as in store kiosks for DVD's, CD's, CD jewel cases, cable wires, and more. Go to Best Buy Kiosk; scroll down on the left side of the web page where you can link on for the kiosk.
It is strongly encouraged residents divert all electronics to the Best Buy E-waste Recycling Take Back program. Simply drop off up to 3 electronics / visit to Best Buy on the wood pallet at the Customer Service desk. No fee! Also, you can trust Best Buy to hire electronic recyclers who are certified and comply with
recycling standards set by the EPA and the Basel Network. For more information, click Best Buy Recycling Standards .
Destroying the hard drive in your computer
It is strongly advisable to destroy the old hard drive before you recycling your computer. A hard drive is a small box inside the computer equipment containing sensitive information such as credit card numbers, bank account numbers, usernames, passwords, social security numbers and other personal information. In an effort to protect your personal identity, it is strongly recommended you destroy your computer's hard drive before you sell, donate or recycle it.
Some professional hard drive destruction methods include:
Shredding your hard drive by using a local shredding company
Taking your computer to a computer recycling company or a local computer shop
and ask that the hard drive be destroyed
If you want to destroy the computer hard drive yourself, click
How to Destroy Your Computer's Hard Drive .
Construction and/or Wood Debris (C&D)
C & D is BANNED material by the State Department of Environmental Protection from entering the residential trash cart. Contractors are required to comply with DEP State Waste Bans. Contractors, residents, and tenants are NOT allowed to put wood and/or construction materials in the residential trash cart, nor are they allowed to place it in the recycling cart. If C & D is found in either of the carts, the Building Inspector will be immediately notified.
It is the property owner's responsibility to hire a contractor who will comply and properly dispose of construction and wood debris. Click managing construction debris for compliant disposal options.
Silicone Gel Packets -6 uses
Click here .
At this time, DEP does not ban smoke detectors from the trash. Please read MA DEP smoke detectors information . For additional reading, click Smoke Alarm Regulations .
However, you can recycle SMOKE DETECTORS by:
1. Sending it back to manufacturer for responsible recycling!
2. Reading SmokeDetector Recycle guide and finding a store near you, which accepts smoke detectors for recycling.
Medals4Mettle (M4M) is a non-profit organization that facilitates the gifting of marathon, half marathon, and triathlon finishers’ medals. Runners from around the world give their hard earned medals to Medals4Mettle. Our worldwide network of physicians and volunteers then awards these medals attached to a Medals4Mettle ribbon to children and adults fighting debilitating illnesses who might not be able to run a race, but are in a race of their own just to continue to live their life. It is in honor of this mettle and courage in bravely facing these challenges that they are awarded a medal.
DEALING WITH DOG POO
Tired of your trash cart smelling like dog poo? Keep dog poo out of the trash!
Read How to build a doggie septic system .
DEALING WITH CAT LITTER
Tired of your trash cart smelling like cat litter?
Read Reusable cat litter as an alternative to kitty litter.
Click Trophy Recycling to learn more about this.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 09:22