Source: GOOD - As we have mentioned once or twice before, when you toss your old electronics in the trash they usually end up languishing in a landfill, and that's a problem because of the myriad toxic chemicals they contain.
But Best Buy, which already has an incredible recycling policy, is providing a new Buy Back Program that should help mitigate the e-waste problem. Starting this month, you can opt in to the Buy Back Program when you get a new TV, phone, laptop, or tablet. Any time within two years, you can bring your gadget back in and get a gift card worth as much as 50 percent of its original price. The electronics Best Buy gets back are refurbished and sold or recycled.
For a $1,300 laptop, for example, opting in to the Buy Back Program costs $70, but if you bring it back in two years later you'll get $260 back. It's a way of staying up to date, saving some money, and ensuring your old phone isn't leeching carcinogenic cadmium into the water table somewhere (at least not yet).