Sears recently announced a new television recycling program for California residents. that offers either free drop-off recycling service at one of the company’s full-service stores, or haul-away service for a fee, according to a company press release.
For a $75 fee, the company said it will schedule a pickup time and come to a customer’s house to haul away their old television set, with a $25 charge for each additional set. Customers buying a new set from Sears and having it delivered to their home are offered the service for a reduced fee of $10.
According to the press release, 23 percent of households are planning to buy a high-definition set over the next year.
The company also recently rolled out its ‘Big Switch’ initiative, encouraging customers to replace older, less energy efficient appliances with newer Energy Star models. That initiative coincides with the launch of its new website promoting Energy Star appliances.
The moves come as other companies are launching consumer appliance recycling initiatives. Best Buy recently joined the EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) program, while Samsung, Capital One, and Wells Fargo all committed to an electronic waste recycling initiative.