Give Your Mobile Phone Second Life

Verizon Wireless offers customers two recycling options.

By Cameka Crawford on November 15, 2013

If you are like most people, you probably have an old mobile phone sitting in a junk drawer. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency’s most recent report highlights that there are approximately 141 million wireless devices ready to be recycled. Join with the thousands of people who pledge to give old items a second life as part of America Recycles Day by adding your old phone to the list.

Verizon Wireless offers two options for customers who want to recycle an old phone. Through HopeLine, you can recycle used mobile phones to benefit the environment while helping victims of domestic violence. HopeLine accepts mobile phones in any condition from any service provider, recycles or refurbishes them, and provides cash grants and refurbished phones with minutes and text messaging service to organizations that assist domestic violence survivors. Since 2001, the program has collected more than 10 million no-longer-used mobile phones, helping to keep more than 240 tons of electronic waste out of landfills.

Consumers can also recycle used mobile phones, tablets, netbooks and mobile hotspots through Verizon Wireless’ device recycling program. Consumers who participate in the program may be able to trade in their devices for a Verizon Wireless gift card. For every device recycled through the device recycling program, Verizon makes a $1 contribution to HopeLine.

Do you have other unwanted items lying around your home? Visit the America Recycles Day website to learn what other household items are recyclable.

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