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How to Destroy Old Cell Phones How to Destroy Old Cell Phones

How to Destroy Old Cell Phones

Cell phones cannot just be thrown away, they contain a number of harmful materials. Cell phones or other portable electronics are considered e-waste, and need to be properly disposed of, they do not belong in a landfill.  If disposed of in a landfill the toxins are released into the air, ground and water supply, doing damage to the ecosystem and environment. 

Fortunately there are a variety of ways you can dispose of a cell phone they include:

TRADE
Many wireless providers provide a discount on new phone models if you trade in your old models.

DONATE
There are numerous non-profit organizations that actively solicit cell phone donations. Not only is this a good thing to do but you can claim the donation on your tax return.
Where to Donate Old Cell Phones

GIFT
Children love cell phones as toys and even though you have outgrown the model you have, their is a chance it may be a step up for a family member or friend.

REPURPOSE
Some innovative individuals have opted to repurpose their cell phones using them in a variety of innovative ways: including as a baby monitor, security camera, emergency phone or as an alarm clock.  

SELL
Want some quick cold hard cash, there are companies that will purchase your used or even in some cases broken cell phones, and portable electronics. 
Where to Recycle Cell Phones

RECYCLE
When you recycle your cell phone through proper channels over 95% of the phone is refurbished and there is a large International after market for pre-owned cell phones.
Where to Recycle Old Cell Phones

DON'T DESTROY
Do not make the mistake of taking a hammer to an old cell phone. Cell phones contain harmful toxins including: lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and bromine. Physically damaging a cell phone can also result in a fire or explosion.

Before disposing of your cell phone be sure to remove any personal data, this guide will assist you on how to dispose of old cell phones.

Article Date: May 5, 2020

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