There seems to be lots of outlets these days for recycling your cell phones. You know, the old Nokia that has been shoved into your desk drawer for over a year with barely a notice that it exists. You cant get rid of it because it cost you like 100$ and even though you would never use it again, there has to be someone who will, right?
Turns out there is a use for your old phones, here are a few of the ways we uncovered for you when you are looking dust off the old handset and give it a new home….
– “Cell Phones for Soldiers” allows folks to drop off their used cell phones, attached batteries and outdated accessories at the local American Legion Post in Monroe, NY. More info can be found at Cell Phones for Soldiers website.
– If you are in Arizona however, its the Red Cross that is asking for your old cells, with a program that will recycle your old phone to benefit the Southern Arizona Red Cross. After the cell phones are collected, they will either be recycled or refurbished. Anyone can donate cell phones, two-way radios, pagers and walkie-talkies. Wait, walkie-talkies? I thought those were only used for kids toys these days, well, I stand corrected, over and out.
– Next its a jaunt out to Pittsburgh, were the Post-Gazette reports that the Turtle Creek Valley Mental Health/Mental Retardation program is turning old phones in for recycling dollars.
In summary, there are tons, and tons of outlets for getting that old cell off your hands, and if you have an interest in getting your own recycling program started for a good cause, the best resource to check out is Phone Raiser, which offers as much as 1$ per recycled phone, which could be a nice chunk if you get an organization or community involved.