Trade in Your Old

It's more rewarding to trade in your used device with Verizon.
With Verizon, you have options.

Recycle. Repurpose. Reward.

  1. Appraise your device value based on its
    manufacturer, model and condition.
  2. Return the device within 30 days of appraisal in the
    prepaid, self-addressed envelope we send you.
  3. We renew your device and send you a
    Verizon Wireless electronic gift card.

Our first priority is to renew and reuse the device. When wireless devices
cannot be renewed and must be recycled, we adhere to a zero landfill policy,
to keep e-waste out of landfills.

See FAQ's for Trade-In Program information.

Find Out Your Trade-in Value  

Recycle your old device and get a Verizon Wireless gift card that can be used on your next bill or purchase.

Recycling Is

Give your previous phone to a family member. You can add a line with our MORE Everything plan, or use it as an upgrade for somebody already on your plan.

See FAQ's for more information.

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Inspiring Hope

Team up with Verizon to donate to the Hopeline. 2.1 million phones have already been recycled through our zero-landfill policy.

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We're exploring every avenue to reduce the environmental impact of our operations.

Verizon Recycling Rallies Video

More than a million pounds of e-waste have been collected at Verizon Recycling Rallies.

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State Recycling Programs & Disposal Restrictions

Some states have established electronic waste recycle programs, including many that are free to consumers.

  • Oregon  Oregon E-Cycles: Free recycling for computers, monitors and TVs or call 1-888-5-ECYCLE
  • Pennsylvania  or call 1-800-346-4242
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington  Recycle computers, monitors and TVs free of charge or call 1-800-RECYCLE.
  • Wisconsin  or call 1-800-943-0003

Note: North Carolina, Vermont and Wisconsin prohibit the disposal of netbook computers, tablets and in Wisconsin, cellphones, in solid waste landfills. Other states may have similar restrictions. More information is available on the websites identified above

In compliance with Virginia Computer Recovery and Recycling Act, Verizon recycled a total of 5,059 pounds of covered electronic devices (primarily tablet computers but not including smartphones or basic phones) from the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2014.

In Pennsylvania, Verizon is a member of the RLGA Group Plan registered with the State in compliance with the Covered Device Recycling Act. This program provides convenient methods for consumers of covered devices to return their products for environmentally sound recycling.

Protect your Personal Data

Most recyclers will attempt to erase data from refurbished or recycled devices. However, it is good practice to purge your personal data - your contact list, photos, text messages, etc. - before giving it over to a recycler (or passing it to a family member or friend).

Most devices allow you to erase all of your personal data and reset the device to its factory settings. Refer to your owner's manual or the manufacturer's device support website. Make sure you’ve also removed or erased the data on any expansion memory such as microSD cards and removed your SIM card. If you can’t find the instructions or need assistance, visit any Verizon Wireless store or call our toll free number 877-247-3846.