Five places to donate your old cell phone

September 26, 2008 · Print This Article

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I have at least three old cell phones floating around my house somewhere. I’m certain you do as well. whether you have teenagers you probably have several more. What to do with the old phone when you buy a new one? Here are five ideas:

  1. Cell Phones for Soldiers bags reach with every package I order from Amazon. They refurbish the phones and give them to soldiers around the world for calling home.
  2. Charitable Recycling Program recycles used phones and sends the profits to the charitable organization of your choice.
  3. American Cell Phone Drive lets you search by zip cipher for a local charitable organization collecting cell phones for recycling.
  4. Recycling for Charities recycles pones and gives proceeds to the charity of your choice. They plus recycle old iPods/MP3 players, digital cameras and PDAs.
  5. Have a popular phone that you aren’t using but aren’t quite ready to donate? Try
    CellForCash to get a little cash for your phone. whether your phone isn’t on their list, it will still be donated to a worthy cause.

How do all these programs work? Basically, any of the places collecting cell phones for charities resell the phones to various refurbishing vendors or auction them through places like eBay. thereupon, they share the proceeds from the sale with the charity you have chosen.

It is better than throwing your phone in the trash, that’s for certain, but I think whether I was going to choose a recycling program I’d pick something like the Cell Phones for Soldiers that actually collects, refurbishes and redistributes the used phone to someone that needs it. All of them are good options though and whether you can gather a bunch of phones for a specific charity, it could compose a big difference.
[Via Eco Localizer]

 

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