I can’t find much to like about big box stores, but Best Buy just announced a really intelligent electronics recycling program. They claim to adhere to some pretty high standards, and this is way beyond the pay-for-nice-electronics program that Radio Shack offers.
The intelligent part is that they give you a $10 gift card to offset the $10 cost of recycling a TV (under 32″) or monitor. They just used a recycling program to get you to walk into a brick-and-mortar store, with a gift card in hand, during a severe recession. No small task.
By comparison, the City of Denton electronics recycling program is more expensive ($15 for a TV/monitor), farther away from the city center (especially by bike), and only open M-F 7-4 Sat 7-12.
I just bought a nice Burley bike trailer. Someone give me a TV or monitor to haul to Best Buy, seriously. Sound perilous? It’s not. The Denton Rail Trail goes all the way to the Best Buy entrance.