We do it right:
When wiping hard drives, our recycling partners use a process that meets or exceeds Department of Defense standards.
Certificates of destruction are available upon request.
In addition to our strict environmental standards, we require all electronics recycling partners to maintain:
- ISO 140012 certified environmental management system (or equivalent)
- R2® 3 Responsible Recycling Practices Standard certification
- eStewards® 4 Standard certification
1The Best Buy Education Trade-In and Recycling program is not available on the Best Buy Web site or in Best Buy stores. Not all products are eligible for trade-in and/or recycling. Trade-in value may vary and will be based on our evaluation of your product. Payment is in the form of credit with Best Buy Education. You are responsible for removing any data from your product before providing the product for evaluation. You will be required to agree to the terms & conditions. Best Buy reserves the right to refuse items, limit quantities, or charge shipping/ processing fees depending on the product
2ISO 14001 sets out the criteria and framework to follow for an effective environmental management system. It is used by organizations regardless of activity or industry sectors. Using ISO provides assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.
3The Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) is a set of voluntary principles and guidelines designed to promote and assess responsible practices for electronics recyclers. The certification covers programs associated with worker health and safety, security, the environment and the downstream management of end-of-life electronic material and equipment.
4The e-Stewards Standard is a set of performance requirements created specifically for the electronics recycling and asset recovery industries. Written for international use, the e-Stewards Standard is consistent with international waste trade laws, social accountability standards, data privacy requirements of customers and environmental and health & safety management system norms.