Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Too good not to share

I know, I know, I'm on hiatus. However, CostCo now has a recycling program that I had to share:

Costco’s Trade-In & Recycle Program now puts more money in your wallet. Responsibly trade-in electronic gadgets (such as laptops, cell phones, LCD monitors, digital cameras, MP3 players, gaming systems & more) for Costco Cash good for anything in Costco warehouses or at

1. Click here to visit the trade-in website.
2. Find the value of the items you would like to trade-in.
3. Ship the items to Gazelle for free.
4. Once your items are evaluated, receive a Costco Cash Card within 10 days.

Costco has teamed up with Gazelle, the industry leader in electronics trade-in, to offer this program. Gazelle will evaluate your items to confirm value and then safely and securely remove personal data prior to issuing the Costco Cash Card. Free shipping is offered on all transactions with a value of at least $1.

Costco’s Program currently enables you to both trade-in and recycle electronic gadgets in more than 15 categories, and we continue to add more each month. However, for items we do not yet accept (such as faxes, printers, and TVs), you can use the Recycler Network Directory to find a local recycler near your home. Contact information is provided for each recycler.

The Trade-In & Recycle Program is available to all Costco members.

Gazelle is the industry leader in electronics trade-in and is based in Boston, MA. Gazelle is committed to providing an easy, fast, and safe way for consumers to get rewarded for selling unwanted electronics or to recycle them responsibly. To date, thousands of consumers have used the service as a way to clean out closets, get cash and help out a good cause.

Gazelle believes that data privacy and security are extremely important. All items are wiped of personal data and reset to factory settings. For items with hard drives, Gazelle utilizes Department of Defense approved software and performs all tasks in a controlled, secure environment.


Lisa Snider said...

wow, this sounds awesome! electronic recycling in my area requires an appointment and can only be done once per month and items are limited unless you get your wallet out. have you tried this yet?

GiGi said...

Tried to unload a couple of old cell phones, but they really want the newer stuff. Wasn't worth the $3 they wanted to give me for them...will donate cell phones to battered women's shelter instead.