Cell Phone Recycling
Cell phones contain hazardous substances! Please re-use or recycle them.
Here is a list of some of the dangerous substances: Brominated Flame Retardants What? (A review) – Present in the dust on every screen and computer! (.PDF) – Clear Thyroid disruption risk – Yet, according to Wikipedia no or very low risk?!
Lead: EPA basic lead info - Beryllium (Wikipedia) – Tantalum – Arsenic – Copper
INFORM‘s research has found that more than 90% of persistent and bioaccumulative toxic chemicals (PBTs) such as mercury, lead, and dioxins are leaving factories not as waste but in consumer and industrial products.
The businesses and organizations listed below accept donations of used cell phones for re-use or for scrap recycling. Some accept even broken equipment and will repair it. If items cannot be repaired they will be recycled in a responsible way (inquire about this as this may vary over time).