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F.A.Q. Cell Phones

The MCMUA operates one of NJ's most comprehensive household hazardous waste (HHW) programs. This F.A.Q. page and information on hazardous materials is intended as a guide about HHW materials as well as the MCMUA's HHW program. This information is a general guide and does not constitute official rule, regulation or law.

Hazards

Since people change their mobile phones at a high rate the wireless industry has launched www.recyclewirelessphones.org, a web site offering recycling tips to consumers.

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Management Options

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation’s “Call2Recycle” program is a free and easy way to recycle old cell phones and rechargeable batteries from cordless electronic products. Visit www.call2recycle.org for more details

Other cell phone recycling Web sites include:

  • www.oldcellphone.com – Free shipping – they’ll send you packaging and postage!
  • www.recyclefirst.com - $1.00 paid per cell phone; free shipping.
  • www.phonefund.com - Cell phone collection fundraiser for organizations.
  • http://www.mailinmobile.com/ - Mail in Mobile recycles cell phones for cash. They are professional recyclers who work with all types of used electronic devices, from old cell phones up to iPod touches. They know used cell phones can be hard to dispose of and that they often go to waste, which is why they help recycle all used electronic devices in a rewarding and environmentally friendly way. You no longer have to ponder the questions “where can I sell my iPod touch”, “where can I sell my kindle fire” or “where can I sell my Tablet”, because we are here to help! http://www.mailinmobile.com/
  • www.wirelessfoundation.org - The DONATE A PHONE® CALL TO PROTECT® campaign collects wireless phones to benefit victims of domestic violence. Proceeds from the sale of phones help fund agencies that fight domestic violence and are also used to support the educational efforts of the Wireless Foundation. Other phones are refurbished and become lifelines for domestic violence victims when faced with an emergency situation.