Other Cell Phone Recycling Programs
All programs featured here are free and easy to use. Make sure you remove all personal data from your old cell phone and use the featured DATA ERASER to aid your cell phone cleansing and formatting. Also do not forget to call your carrier or cell phone service provider to terminate your service before partaking in any of these programs.
T-Mobile Cell Phone Recycling Give More, Get More Program
Wirefly recognizes the efforts of TMobile in the greening of our landfills and society. T-Mobile's "Get More, Give More" program focuses on providing an easily accessible way for not just its current cell phone customers but all cell phone users in general regardless of carrier, to recycle their used cell phones. The proceeds from T-Mobile's programs will be donated to the T-Mobile "Huddle Up" Charity.
Verizon Wireless HopeLine Phone Recycling
Wirefly recognizes Verizon Wireless's efforts to provide an exclusive phone recycling program; HOTLINE. This program uses the proceeds from its recycled or refurbished cell phones to assist victims in emergency domestic violence situations. Phones can be donated at any Verizon Wireless stores. These phones in the hands of the Hopeline program will provide Verizon Wireless the opportunity to purchase wireless phones and donate airtime to victims of domestic violence through law enforcement agencies and human services.
Sprint Wireless Recycling
Wirefly recognizes Sprint's recycling programs that have since 2001 helped prevent nearly seven million phones from ending up in landfills and raised more that $3 million for charitable programs. Sprints focus varies from year to year with regards to the charities supported, but generally most proceeds go to benefit K-12 education programs. Sprint stores act as the drop-off locations for used and unwanted cell phones. Sprint buys back eligible sprint phones and accepts donations of any phones regardless of carrier, make or model for its project connect.
Wirefly recognizes Cingular Wireless's attempt at addressing the toxic waste issue in our landfills with its national cell phone recycling program; Cingular Reuse & Recycle. Cingular has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the first carrier to partner with them on a wireless recycle program called "Plug-In to eCycling". They have also partnered with other wireless regulatory boards and institutes like the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) to provide this recycling initiative. Cingular Wireless's program provides Cingular Stores as drop-off locations for these used and unwanted cell phones.
Wirefly recognizes the greening and consumer profitable initiative of Flipswap in addressing the environmental hazard that cell phones and their accessories pose on the environment. Flipswap's initiative offers customers a quote for how much their retired phones are worth. With this quote, customers are giving the option to collect raw cash or have the money automatically donated to a charity of the customers choice from a vast list of charities provided. They additionally provide a receipt for the customer to use for tax deductions and free prepaid shipping label to aid the customer get the cell phones back to them. This is an initiative that gives an added incentive to the general public in reducing the amount of eWaste in our landfills.
Best Buy Recycle
Wirefly recognizes the efforts of Best Buy Co. Inc. in partnering with reCellular to address the proper collection and disposal of eWaste. Along with reCellular, Best Buy has also set up partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Plug-In to eCycling program. Best Buy stores carry bins for cell phone and general electronic drop-offs that will be forwarded to reCellular for refurbishing or recycling. They have drop-off Kiosk, hold recycling weekend events and offer new cell phone customers free postage paid envelopes to mail-in there old cell phones to reCellular.
911 CellPhone Bank
Wirefly recognizes 911 Cell Phone Bank's initiative that has since 2004 been keeping our landfills clean by reducing the amount of hazardous eWaste available by accepting used cell phones by donations and determining the best use for them. High value cell phones are converted to cash, while low value cell phones are added to the bank of available 911 cell phones. This organization has partnered with law enforcement and victim services membership organizations nationwide to use proceeds from the turnover, recycle, refurbish, and reuse of old cell phones in prolonging resources for these groups and their victims. 911cellphonebank allows customers the opportunity to participate by dropping off any old cell phone at the local law enforcement agency or mailing it in with a prepaid postage made available at their website.
Motorola Race to Recycle
Wirefly recognizes Motorola for its aggressive and ecofriendly "race-to-recycle" program that aims to reduce the amount of old phones laying in landfills and in our closets. Motorola's program creates and allows for sub programs that schools and organizations can run to collect used cell phones. Portions of the proceeds from recycling or refurbishing these used cell phones for reuse will be donated to schools participating in the race-to-recycle program. This recycling initiative from Motorola is a fun-first of its kind fundraising opportunity for accredited K-12 schools in the United States of America, where they can earn extra cash and do their part for the environment.