Cell Phone Recycling

Secure Cell Phone Recycling Services

Cell phones typically last up to five years, but most are upgraded more frequently as new technology is released. This cycle puts millions of cell phones out of commission every year. When comparing them to other electronics, cell phones have the highest recycling market; but still, we recycle only about 10 percent of phones. Most end up in landfills or a dusty desk drawer. 

Cell phones contain a variety of precious metals, copper, and plastics that are reusuable. Recycling conserves these materials and reduces greenhouse gas emissions that occur during the manufacturing and processing of virgin materials. Recycling your old cell phones not only helps the environment but finally frees up that drawer in your office for better use. 

ShredTronics’ cell phone recycling service is designed to simplify the process of parting with your outdated smartphones and accessories, ensuring they are recycled in an eco-friendly manner. Our service providers prioritize data security and sustainable practices to provide you with peace of mind while contributing to the reduction of electronic waste.

How Does Cell Phone Recycling Work?

Cell phones contain a significant amount of personal information and files. To prepare for recycling, make sure to transfer your data to a new phone or a different device. Next, locate your settings and factory reset your old phone to remove your information. When you are ready, you can begin the recycling process.

Here’s how it works: 

  1. Drop your cell phones off at a recycling center at your convenience if you have a small quantity or schedule a time for pick up for larger quantities. 
  2. Working phones will be tested for reuse and refurbished if possible. If not, they will be disassembled. Then, all hazardous materials will be removed and disposed of in compliance with the EPA. 
  3. Smelting is used to harvest valuable metals like gold, copper, iron, silver, platinum, and more. Other materials such as glass and plastics are separated for reprocessing.  
  4. You will receive a certificate of destruction when the recycling process is complete with a pickup or mail-back service. Only a pickup or mail-back service will provide this.

The Benefits of Cell Phone Recycling

Recycling cell phones prevents toxic emissions from polluting the air and other toxic materials from leaking into our soil and groundwater. It also converts natural resources and energy. Recycling one million cell phones could save enough energy to power 20,000 homes for a year and recover 35,274 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, and 75 pounds of gold.  

In addition, the recycling process ensures that the data on your old cell phones is unrecoverable. Cell phones contain banking information, passwords, pictures, and more that thieves can use against you in a data breach or identity theft. With ShredTroncs’ recycling services, we ensure that this data can no longer be used. 

Cell phone recycling is a responsible and ethical choice that protects the environment and your sensitive data. 

Get Secure Cell Phone Recycling Services in Your Area Today

Find local cell phone recycling providers and services when you request free quotes by calling ShredTronics at (844) 648-4908 or filling out the form. We will protect the environment with responsible recycling methods and protect your business and identity with secure, reliable data destruction. Contact us to start your project right away.