10 Things You Can Recycle Through the Mail

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  • Barclay Enterprises
    Colton, CA 92324
    (800) 513-9962
    http://www.barclayent.com/t-waste.htm
    Cell phones, telephones
    Please visit the website to fill out a return authorization form, and you will receive more information.
  • Cell Funds
    Los Angeles, CA 91411
    (866) 874-6759
    http://www.mycellfunds.com
    Cell phones
    This program buys used cell phones. Please visit the website for shipping information.
  • Charitable Recycling Program
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    (888) 300-1052
    http://www.charitablerecycling.com
    Cell phones
    Donations are accepted by mail, but please visit the website for a shipping label. This program accepts any used or retired cell phone. For each phone received, a donation will be made to charity.
  • eCycle Group
    Ojai, CA 93023
    (800) 416-5251
    http://www.ecyclegroup.com
    Cell phones, inkjet cartridges, mp3 players, toner cartridges
    This program supplies pre-paid shipping labels. It purchases empty inkjet and laser cartridges from a variety of sources including primary schools, colleges and universities, businesses and individual collectors. It pays top dollar for empty printer cartridges which makes it a fundraising source. Please call or visit the web site for more information.
  • EcoPhones Electronics Recycling
    Dallas, TX 75220
    (888) 326-7466
    http://www.ecophones.com
    Cell phones, inkjet cartridges, mp3 players
    This program will pay for cell phones, laptops, inkjet cartridges, digital and video cameras, mp3 players and gold jewelry. Please visit the website for shipping information.
  • Folica Hair Dryer Recycling Program
    Dayton, NJ 08810
    (888) 919-4247
    http://www.folica.com/features/recycle
    Flat irons, hair dryers
    This program allows you to recycle your old hair dryer or flat iron and get a coupon to purchase a new product on Folica.com. Please visit the website for more information.
  • GreenCanDo.org
    P.O. Box 324
    Massapequa Park, 11762
    (888) 340-1121
    http://www.greencando.org/
    Cell phones, inkjet cartridges, mp3 players, toner cartridges
    This program offers free shipping labels. Please visit the website for more information.
  • GreenPhone Recycling Program
    Boulder, CO 80301
    (310) 294-5400
    http://greenphone.com/
    Cell phones
    GreenPhone offers a trade-in program to recycle cell phones for cash. It also plants a tree for every device recycled. Please visit the website to get started.
  • iRecyclePhones.com
    1 City Boulevard West 1120, Orange, CA 92868
    (949) 274-2247
    http://www.irecyclephones.com
    Cell phones
    Please note: iRecyclePhones.com will pay for shipping throughout the United States. Please visit the website to request a prepaid shipping box to be delivered to the address of your choice.
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Cell Phone Donation Program
    Dexter, MI 48130
    (303) 839-1852
    http://www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DonateaPhone.php
    Cell phones
    Proceeds from the collection and sale of deactivated cell phones help fund the NCADV’s mission to end violence in the home. Please visit the website for a pre-paid postage slip.
  • Nextworth Electronics Recycling
    Lawrence, MA 01840
    (978) 374-6398
    http://www.nextworth.com
    Cell phones, game console, mp3 players
    This program buys used gadgets, games and media. Please visit the website to get a quote and for shipping information.
  • Phone Fund
    631 S 31st St, Richmond, CA 94804
    (800) 981-9019
    http://www.phonefund.com
    Cell phones, computer donation, electronics (digital cameras and PDAs)
    Your donation can be directed to the school of your choice by sending your used cell phones, batteries and accessories to Phone Fund with the school of your choice noted when you ship the phones. Visit the website to generate a free shipping label and donation letter for your tax records.
  • ReCellular, Inc. DONATE A PHONE® Program
    2555 Bishop Circle
    West Dexter, MI 48130
    (800) 441-1544
    http://www.wirelessfoundation.org
    Cell phones
    This program recycles used wireless phones to help the environment and raise funds for a variety of charities. Most phones are resold as economical alternatives to new phones or refurbished to become lifelines for domestic violence victims. The rest are safely recycled in accordance with all applicable U.S. environmental regulations. Please visit the website for shipping information.
  • Recycle For a Cause
    451 W 69th St
    Loveland, CO 80538
    (877) 790-1870
    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=436332849
    Cell phones, inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges
    This program accepts ink and toner cartridges, cell phones, iPods, laptops, PDA’s, video games and video game consoles, GPS devices, digital cameras, and DVD movies. It donates a large percentage of the proceeds to charitable organizations that coincide with seven different programs; recycle for Pets, Water, Hunger Relief, Victims of Domestic Violence, Global Warming, Refugees and Soldiers.
  • Recycle It America
    Mound, MN 55364
    (612) 483-3500
    http://www.recycleitamerica.com/
    Cell phones, computer monitors, game consoles, mp3 players
    This company provides free shipping and recycling, and also offers rewards for items of value. Visit the website to get started.
  • Sell and Recycle
    301 Executive Park Blvd
    San Francisco, CA 94134
    (888) 502-9582
    http://www.sellandrecycle.com/
    Cell phones
    SellandRecycle.com pays for electronics you no longer use and gives you the opportunity to give back to mother nature while leaving the world a better place for future generations.
  • Shelter Alliance
    2201 SW 145th Ave #209
    Hollywood, FL 33027
    (866) 744-1003
    http://www.shelteralliance.net/
    Cell phones
    Donate cell phones to benefit a nonprofit organization. Visit the website for free shipping information.
  • Sprint Project Connect
    Overland Park, KS 66251
    (866) 364-5680
    http://www.sprint.com/responsibility/communities_across/project_connect.html
    Cell phones
    Sprint Project Connect is a free service for anyone who has wireless phones, batteries, accessories and data cards that they no longer use, regardless of make and model, carrier or condition. The net proceeds from all equipment collected will fund and promote free Internet safety resources for kids. To recycle your wireless device, pick up a free, postage-paid envelope at any Sprint-owned store nationwide. Or, print the free, pre-paid shipping label on the website.
  • Two-Way Radio Recycling Program
    Carlsbad, CA 92011
    (888) 742-5893
    http://www.TwoWayDirect.com/
    Two-way radios
    Earn money by recycling your old two-way radios, batteries and accessories. Please visit the website for a quote and shipping information.
  • US Recycling
    1118 Shop Road, Columbia, SC 29201
    (888) 628-3639
    http://www.usrecycleink.com
    Cell phones, inkjet cartridges, mp3 players, office machines, toner cartridges
    This program pays cash for empty printer cartridges, used cell phones and IT equipment.
  • Watts Wireless Cell Phone Recycling Program
    Haltom City, TX 76117
    (800) 557-9201
    http://www.phones4funds.org
    Cell phones and other wireless communication equipment
    This is a National Program. For consumers and businesses that are outside of the Fort Worth area, please call for information and a shipping label.

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