How To Recycle Your Electronic Devices – The Right Way!

by Rachel Collins

In honor of National Telephone Day, we are sharing eco-friendly ways to recycle them! In today’s world of ever-changing technology, it feels like we are continually upgrading our phones. Whether it is due to wanting the latest edition, the sad case of a lost phone or a damaged one – these devices are frequently rotated. We recommend these four companies to ensure you are correctly recycling your old devices – rather than leaving them in an old drawer.


EcoATM is an automated kiosk that you can easily find in your area by searching your zip code. The ATM collects unwanted cell phones, tablets, and computers in return for cash! No matter the era or condition of the device EcoATM will accept it – so you don’t have to worry about that. The company is partnered with R2 certified e-waste reclamation facilities to ensure the devices are appropriately recycled or given a second life.

Best Buy

To make things easy the mass electric store Best Buy has a recycling department in each store. This convenience allows customers who purchase a new device to recycle their old one in store for no cost. Once donated, employees take over and ensure the proper parts are sent to the appropriate landfills.

Cell Phones for Soldiers

This is exactly what it sounds like – cell phones for soldiers! This non-profit company works to provide cost-free communication services to active-duty military and veterans. They accept new or gently used devices and each device valued at $5 turns into 2.5 hours of free talk time for the recipients.


Gazelle is known to be one of the most popular trade-in options for old and used cell phones. With four offices across the country, this company is huge! Their system is quite simple, and there is even an exchange. On their site, you provide the brand, device type, carrier, and condition. They offer free shipping, and in return, you receive an Amazon gift card or PayPal check in the mail!