May 23rd, 2009 Jamie
Every time I’ve moved, even just going home for the summer, I find a bunch of stuff I don’t need. In fact last time I started packing up, I came across not one but TWO old cell phones, which I kept because I know you’re not supposed to throw them away (they’re hazardous) but I didn’t know how to recycle them.
Drop it Off
Old PDAs, cell phones, batteries, and lots of other electronic accessories can be dropped off at:
Ship It Out
If you don’t feel like making a trip to the store, just make a trip to your mailbox. These retailers and groups have mail-in programs, too, and some offer free shipping.
- LG Electronics
- Verizon Wireless
- Sony Ericsson
- GRC Wireless Recycling
Check out EPA.gov’s Wireless Recycling page (where I found some of these links) for more information and updates.
Do Some Good
The above recycling programs are a great start, but did you know that your old cell phone could actually help other people? Programs like Cell Phones for Soldiers (http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/) and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (http://www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DonateaPhone_129.html) have donation programs that put cell phones into the hands of people who need them. Also check out:
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