JB Organizing: Recycling Resources. Where and How can you recycle your old cell phones?

JB Organizing:  Recycling Resources.

Cell Phone Recycling

You do NOT want your old cell phones to end up in a landfill.  They can leak harmful chemicals into the environment and never disappear!!  Instead here are some options for disposing of your old cell phones; many of which help others in the process!  

First, get rid of your private data – wipe the slate clean!  Here’s a great article on how to clear your devices of data before recycling them.  


Here are some options for recycling your old devices:

  1. Apple Recycling Program   – https://www.apple.com/shop/trade-in
  2. Samsung Recycling Program
  3. LG Recycling Program – http://www.lgrecyclingprogram.com/
  4. HTC Recycling Program – http://www.freeurecycle.com/
  5. Find a Retail Store – i.e. Best Buy, Staples, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T
  6. Donate It to Charity

Recycling for Charities – http://www.recyclingforcharities.com/index.php

Phones for Charity – http://www.phones4charity.org/page/recycling

Shelter Alliance – http://www.phones4charity.org/page/recycling

Hope Phones – http://medicmobile.org/phone-donations

Cell Phones for Soldiers – https://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/

For State Specific Options – http://www.ecyclingcentral.com/

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