Life After You: Recycling Your Old Cell Phone

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Last updated April 12, 2019

Despite the increasing amount of information out there regarding cell phone recycling, there are some people somewhat at a loss about what to do with an old cell phone once they’re done with it.  If you are one of those people, I am glad you are here – because I want to talk to you about recycling.

According to a survey by, over 84% of the people they contacted were aware that recycling an old cell phone or other gadget was possible.  But only around 54% had actually ever recycled theirs when they were done with it.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling one million old cell phones can save enough energy to provide over 185 households with electricity for a year.

It is common knowledge that cell phones are e-waste, which means that when disposed of improperly, they pose a health hazard.  Recycling an old cell phone is one way of doing that.

When you recycle your old cell phone, its life doesn’t end with you.  It goes on to be refurbished; perhaps gaining new life in a developing country.  It goes on to be stripped down for parts; with precious metals being reused to minimize the need for harmful mining and plastics being reused to create other components or plastic products.

Nearly every bit of your recycled old cell phone is reusable and what isn’t is ensured of proper disposal when recycled through a reputable recycling company.

Sell Cell works with the best recyclers in the US.  Why not give us a try now?