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).
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Gizmogul was started in 2010 by three brothers from Boston, Mass. (Cory, 23, Barry, 29, Stephen, 32). They wanted to create a niche electronic recycling business that spoke to their generation. Gizmogul is a “cool” recycling company with a philanthropic attitude. They pay people fairly for their material while making a positive impact on the community. Currently, every cell phone recycled with Gizmogul helps build schools in developing nations and fund valuable afterschool programs both domestically and abroad with buildOn.