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Apr
16

4 Reasons You Should Recycle Your Old Cell Phones

Most homes have a secret cache of old cell phones. It might be a drawer, or a bag stuffed in the closet, but those old cell phones are still hanging around. While it is not a bad idea to keep a recently retired phone as a backup, you do not need that iPhone from 2008 or the Samsung Galaxy that will not even turn on. It is time to bring those old cell phones in for recycling and here are four excellent reasons why.

  1. Stored information. Those old phones have information stored in them that could be detrimental. If someone takes those phones, they may have access to all your contacts and other information. Have them cleared and recycled to keep that personal info safe.
  2. Protect the environment. Cell phones should never be thrown away. They can be toxic to the environment and need to be recycled and properly disposed.
  3. Precious metals. Did you know cell phones are made with gold, silver and other precious metals? These metals need to be recycled so they can be used for making new electronics. This helps reduce the amount of metals that need to be mined, which is also good for the environment.
  4. Extra cash in your pocket. You do not need to recycle your cell phones for free; you can get paid for the effort. Bring them to a cell phone repair shop that buys old cell phones for parts and materials.

It is time to clean out those junk drawers and overflowing closets. Bring your old cell phones in for recycling and earn a few extra bucks in the process. It is good for your home, your wallet and for the environment.

Posted on behalf of Cellairis

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