Cell Phone Recycling - for CASH!
credit: Gaetan Lee
phone recycling is becoming more and more critical for our environment.
know that well over 130 million cell phones are retired every year,
and this number is continuing to grow?! That translates into
350 thousands phones each and every day. That's pretty
unbelievable, and doesn't even include other electronic gadgets like
tablets, laptops, digital cameras, etc.!
Have you considered a cell
phone recycling program?
you have old cell phones lying around your home or office?
Do you have old phones that are
in reasonably good condition
so you've hesitated throwing them out, because, after all, they work
fine and you figure one day you or a friend might want them?
like me, you've got old smartphones just sitting around. You
upgrade your phone when a new cooler phone
comes out for a good price, or a friend or family gives you a new phone
as a gift. You're so excited about your new gadget that cell
phone recycling doesn't even cross your mind!
Many of the phones I have are old enough
(or at least not
state of the
art enough!) that my friends and family aren't interested in using
them. So, for the longest time they've just sat around in
a box - too good to simply throw in the trash, and too old to
appeal to me to use. Or maybe you have old phones that just
anymore, and something within you knows that you
shouldn't just throw them in the
trash. But on the other hand, you never seem to have the time
to find a cell phone recycling program.
now you can easily get cash for your old cell phones and gadgets, and
help the environment too!
There are a number of recycling programs available that makes
it so easy to cash out on these forgotten gadgets. And don't
forget that you can also cash in on old gadgets at the time time,
including MP3 players, laptops, game consoles, iPods and more.
are the basic steps that are common across most of these services:
- Do a search on their website for the
make and model of your cell phone or gadget that you want to sell.
a few questions about its
condition. It's important to be honest here!
in your item. They'll provide a prepaid shipping label, and
some will even send you a box to use.
- Upon receipt they'll
inspect that the
condition matches what you said, and send you the agreed upon payment.
Depending on the service, you can expect to have options on
how you receive payment. For example, check, PayPal, and
sometimes even Amazon gift cards.
great thing is that if it's in working condition, they'll remove all
personal data and resell your used cell phone or gadget.
Also, items without market value can be sent in and recycled
It's a win win all around!
The most important piece of advice is
to check a few of these sites
immediately upon having a phone you no longer want. They're
constantly changing the prices as new phones come out. I saw
a phone I wanted to sell drop
from $150 to $75 in a matter of a few weeks (fortunately I sold it at
amount!). Some phones aren't
worth anything at all if they're just too old. So check the site
and act quickly as soon as you're ready to part with it. I
was a little hesitant at first, because I was worried that I'd
send in my phone and never see the money or phone again. The
sites I list on Compare Recycling
are legitimate companies, so you don't
need to have any concern!
Cell Phone Recycling