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2. Cell Phones & Small Electronics

Most of these items contain precious metals and bromated flame retardants. There are several mail-in recycling programs that buy used cell phones and also accept MP3 players, digital cameras, and game consoles. Some of these programs refurbish electronics which is even better than recycling and some also accept ink cartridges, so bundle various items together when possible.

  • Cell Funds
    14429 Ventura Blvd Suite 108
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
    Cell phones

    This program buys and then recycles or refurbishes cell phones. Please visit the website for shipping information.
  • eCycle Group
    (855) 933-8658
    Inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges
    It purchases empty inkjet and laser cartridges from a variety of sources including primary schools, colleges and universities, and businesses and individual collectors. It supplies pre-paid shipping labels and pays top dollar for empty printer cartridges, making it a fundraising source. Please call or visit the website for more information.
  • EcoPhones Electronics Recycling
    Dallas, TX 75220
    (888) 326-7466
    Cell phones, inkjet cartridges, tablets
    This program will buy and then recycle or refurbish cell phones and tablets. Please visit the website for shipping information
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Cell Phone Donation Program
    Dexter, MI 48130
    (303) 839-1852
    Cell phones and accessories, laptops, MP3 players, digital cameras, video game consoles
    Electronics are collected and refurbished when possible. Proceeds from the sales help fund the NCADV’s mission to end violence in the home and donations are tax deductible. Please visit the website for a pre-paid postage slip.
  • Nextworth Electronics Recycling
    Burlington, MA 01803
    (844) 387-1106
    Cell phones, tablets, Apple wearables
    This program buys used gadgets, games, and media. Please visit the website to get a quote and for a free, pre-paid shipping label.
  • SmartphoneRecycling.com
    3918 N. 29th Ave
    Hollywood, FL 33020
    Smartphones, iPads, and tablets
    Designed to keep cell phones out of landfills, this program pays numerous organizations for their used cell phones.
  • Sprint Project Connect
    Overland Park, KS 66251
    (866) 364-5680
    Cell phones and accessories
    Sprint Project Connect is a service where you can either receive a credit or donate your old phone to Sprint Project Connect, regardless of make and model, carrier, or condition. To recycle your wireless device, get a free, pre-paid shipping label on the website.
  • US Recycling
    1118 Shop Road, Columbia, SC 29201
    (888) 628-3639
    Inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges
    This program pays cash for empty printer cartridges and works with schools, nonprofit organizations, and businesses.

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