Let’s face it…our planet is pretty spectacular. At Verizon Wireless our device recycling program offers consumers a way to make Powerful choices that benefit our planet, by trading in your old cell phones, tablets and net books. As an added benefit, you may be eligible for a Verizon Wireless gift card when you recycle your old device!
Here’s some cool facts! To date, Verizon Wireless has recycled over 4 million old devices. Let’s break it down…that translates into keeping 560 tons of electronic waste from being dumped into a landfill. That’s the equivalent of keeping the greenhouse gas emissions of 337 passenger cars from hitting the road for an ENTIRE YEAR!! Or, preventing the carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of 181,000 gallons of fuel.
So how can you do your part? Simply go to vzw.com/tradein and enter the name of your device. You can recycle devices from Verizon Wireless, or other wireless carriers as well. Next select the model from the search results, answer a few simple questions, and then you’ll get the trade-in value of your device. You have two recycling options, trade in your device and receive a Verizon Wireless Electronic Gift Card via e-mail, or you can donate it to Hopeline® from Verizon, a program that provides support to victims and survivors of domestic violence. If you choose to receive a gift card, all that’s left to do is enter your shipping information, verify, and submit. If you choose to receive a gift card, all that’s left to do is enter your shipping information, verify, and submit. If you choose to donate your device to Hopeline®, you will be taken to a different page to continue that process. It’s that easy.
Rest assured when you recycle your device through Verizon Wireless we take your privacy and personal data VERY seriously. We’ll walk you thru how to wipe your device, but as an added measure we also do a 220% device wipe in our processing center. Once that’s complete…Verizon Wireless refurbishes and reuses 92% of the devices that are recycled.
As you can see choosing to recycle with Verizon Wireless doesn’t just benefit you, you’re helping others as well as your planet. Not too shabby for a few minutes of your time. Doing your part has never been easier or more rewarding.