Recycling: How To Recycle Your Old Cell Phone

Cell Phones Can Be Recycled Too!

Recycle Cell Phones!

The more that we can recycle and reuse, the more resources we can all save.  Recycling is not only good for the planet but it’s also good for our wallets.  I came across an interesting article about recycling cell phones.  Check it out to see if you can save yourself a little money or at least help someone else save a little money.

Recycle That Cell Phone!

By Chris Penn

Did you know that less than 20% of cell phones are recycled each year? Why? Because a lot of us do not know where to recycle them. But even more of us are just too lazy to be bothered with recycling. Unfortunately, the majority of these old and broken cell phones end up in our landfills.

Cell phones are manufactured from various metals, plastics and copper which can be recycled and reused to save our valuable resources. Recycling cell phones is a simple step you can take to reduce greenhouse emissions. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recycling one million cell phones per year is equivalent to taking 1,368 cars off the road.

So, here are a few of the many cell phone recycling options available. If you are looking for more information just Google it. Note: lazy people please continue to read on as these options are available for you too!

Donate Your Cell Phone

Give you cell phone away for a good cause.

Cell Phones for Soldiers program was started in 2004 by teenage siblings Brittany & Robbie Bergquist to turn old cell phones into prepaid calling cards for US troops stationed overseas. Since then, the organization has raised almost $2 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas.

Recycling Centers

I am sure no matter where you live you can find one of these cell phone providers near you. Visit thier websites for detailed drop-off and collection event information.

Best Buy
Office Depot
Sony Ericsson
LG Electronics
Verizon Wireless


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Sell It

Cellforcash will purchase your old cell phone. In order to qualify for payment all handset(s) must be in working condition. They will power-up and make a test call. They will not be crushed, water damaged or have broken LCD’s. Cases should be complete and unbroken. All handset(s) shall have a valid ESN.

Businesses Save on Refurbished Products

Buy refurbished cell phones from ReCellular. A great resource for used cell phone buyers around the globe. They stock thousands of used and refurbished wireless cell phones, accessories and components. You can easily find products by manufacturer, technology, and/or condition. ReCellular only sells to businesses and they do have a minimum product order of 10 units per item.

Chris Penn is the website administrator for an eco-friendly website offering the latest environmental news and articles, information on alternative energy, sustainable living tips, and green products.