November 23, 2010 at 9:56 PM EST - Updated June 22 at 3:10 PM
HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Whether it's time for an upgrade, replacement, or just something new, most of us develop a household full of old electronics.
Televisions, cell phones, computers…It's all about having the latest and greatest gadget.
If you're not using the outdated electronics lying around your house, drop them off at a local retailer that will recycle them, and one even rewards you for your old items.
Popular retailers such as Target, Best Buy, Radio Shack, and Wal-Mart will take your gadgets and recycle them on your behalf.
Target, specifically, accepts cell phones, iPods, and video games, and will give you a return on your aged investment.
"Depending on the condition of the item, we'll go ahead and give you what we can or what we will appraise it for. You're also welcome, if there is no value to it for some odd reason, we can recycle it for you properly," explains Simone Rion with Target.
After receiving your electronics, Target will approximate the value and give you a Target gift card in return.
The good news here, you're getting money for items you probably weren't using anyway, just in time for the gift giving season.
"You're welcome to give [the gift card] to anyone, it's transferable as long as they have it in their hand, absolutely fine," encourages Rion.