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Recycle any device and Get Rewarded

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 review your device and send you a Verizon Wireless electronic gift card. An account credit will be given for existing Verizon customers in 1-2 bill cycles.

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.

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Need more information on the Device Recycling Program?

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Already recycled your device?

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Lost your shipping supplies?

Send me a new recycle box  Device Recycle Box


When you trade in any smartphone and purchase a DROID TURBO.

New device payment activation/upgrade req’d. Trade in for a VZW gift card. Trade-in must be in good working condition.

Recycling is
all in the family

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

See FAQ's for more information.

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Inspiring Hope
One Device at a Time

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.

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

Need to Recycle Something Else?

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 800-416-8894.