Donate your cell phone
Frequently asked questions
What kind of phones do you accept?
All cell phones.
Is there a way I can erase the personal data from my phone before I send it?
Yes, The Cell Phone Data Eraser gives you the tools you need to remove personal information like contact names and phone numbers from your old cell phone.
What happens to my phone?
Collected cell phones are refurbished or recycled. The refurbished phones are sold and proceeds are used to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. The older, unsalvageable phones are disposed of in an environmentally sound way.
Why should I recycle my cell phone?
Electronic waste is the most quickly growing waste concern worldwide. The average life span of a cell phone is only eighteen months. On average 130 million cell phones are retired annually in the U.S. alone. Therefore, cell phone recycling is imperative. Nationwide, it is estimated that only 1% of retired cell phones are recycled or reused.
The remainder litter closets, drawers, and unfortunately landfills. Cell phone recycling has even become a requirement in some states and counties. California has enacted legislation that requires retailers to accept obsolete and retired wireless phones from consumers at no charge. In addition, New York also has legislation that requires wireless telephone service suppliers to accept obsolete and retired cell phones at no charge to the consumer.
What if I don't have the charger and other accessories for my cell phone?
You can still send in your wireless phone alone and it will help raise funds for the program you are working with. Keep battery attached to phone. If battery is not attached to phone, place tape over terminal ends.