what to do with used cellphones

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by squeeks, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. squeeks macrumors 68040

    squeeks

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    cleaning out some closets, ive found quite a few old cellphones and their accessories from the past 7-8 years, does anyone know of an address i can ship them to that will try and recycle or otherwise dispose of them correctly?
     
  2. Lau Guest

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    Do you have a recycling collection as well as your trash/rubbish collection in the US? In the UK, you can put them in with your kerbside recycling in some areas.
     
  3. bengal85 macrumors regular

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  4. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    I have seen reputable charity shops - Oxfam and such - collect used cellphones, recondition them, and then recycle them in the Third World; perhaps such a scheme operates in your region. In any case, I have disposed of a number of my old cell-phones this way; environmentally, and socially such schemes can work well.

    Cheers
     
  6. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    I'm not sure if all the stores are like this, but my local Verizon store has a cell phone drop box where the phones will either be donated, or if they're too old, recycled.
     

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