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Cell Phone Recycling

How are Cell Phones Recycled?

Cell phone recycling is the perfect example of our repair, reuse, and recycle philosophy.

When a cell phone is received, a brief evaluation is performed to determine its age and condition. If it’s a newer working model, personal data is erased and the phone is donated or resold. If the phone is a newer phone, but not in working condition, we are able to harvest parts and use them to repair other phones.

When a cell phone is obsolete or severely damaged, it is sent to a refiner for processing. The plastic and other non-precious metal bearing materials are separated and recycled and precious metals are recovered from the remaining material.

Our cell phone recycling program is an easy way to raise money for your organization.

Contact Bluegrass Recycle today to set up a program for your school, church or organization. We provide pre-paid FedEx boxes, as well as posters to help promote your effort. You or your organization will receive a check within 30 days from sending in your box.

We use domestic processors for all collected material, including cell phones!


Cell Phone Life Cycle