Waste Reduction Week in Canada and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association challenge your school to:

Recycle My Cell!

Recycle My Cell, Canada’s national cell phone recycling program, supports Waste Reduction Week in Canada by making sure that all old and out-of-use cell phones, smartphones, wireless PDAs and pagers (as well as their batteries and accessories) are properly recycled.


As part of its support and celebration of Waste Reduction Week in Canada 2015, Recycle My Cell is issuing a challenge to Canadian schools. If your school or post-secondary institution is looking for an opportunity to make a difference environmentally, while having a chance to win $500, then this is for you! Sign up for the challenge, and everything you need to participate will be provided to you.   


Canadian students from kindergarten to post-secondary are challenged to recycle as many old wireless devices and accessories as possible between October 19 and November 18, 2015. In addition to doing a good thing for the environment, students could also win $500 for their school to use for green initiatives! As a participation prize, eligible schools will receive $1 for every phone they collect and recycle through Recycle My Cell.

Join the 6th Annual Recycle My Cell Student Challenge

The Recycle My Cell Challenge is open to all schools and post-secondary institutions across Canada. Everything you need to set up a Recycle My Cell collection site will be provided to you. All you need to do is collect the phones and send them to us for responsible handling – even the shipping is free!

 

To Participate

Registration is quick and easy. All we need is your contact and school's shipping information so we know where to send the pre-paid mailing labels for shipping the collected phones to GREENTEC, the authorized processor. The Challenge takes place from October 19 to November 18, 2015. Each school must ensure GREENTEC receives their collections by December 4, 2015, and the winning school in each province and territory will be announced in late February of 2016. As a participation prize, eligible schools will receive $1 for every phone they collect and recycle through Recycle My Cell. The terms and conditions of the Challenge are as follows:

  • Participating schools must be a registered Canadian public or private school or post-secondary institution.
  • Approval from class teacher/project leader and school principal is required to take part.
  • Registration through the Waste Reduction Week website (www.wrwcanada.com) is mandatory.
  • Register only once. If you have not received your pre-paid mailing labels within 12 business days of registering, contact info@recyclemycell.ca and we’ll make sure to get them to you.
  • Complete school name (no acronyms), school mailing address, and contact information must be submitted.
  • All cell phones, smartphones, wireless PDAs, pagers, cell phone batteries, accessories are accepted – it doesn’t matter how old they are or if they are damaged.
  • Phones must be collected between Oct. 19 and Nov. 18. Phones collected at other times of the year are ineligible for the Recycle My Cell Student Challenge.
  • Boxes MUST be sealed and shipped so as to reach GREENTEC by the specified deadline in order to be included in the Challenge
  • As a participation prize, eligible schools will receive $1 for every phone they collect and recycle through the Recycle My Cell Student Challenge, with a maximum participation prize payment per school of $1,000.
  • Only wireless devices (cell phones, smartphones, wireless PDAs and pagers) are counted toward prize eligibility. Cell phone batteries and accessories are accepted in the challenge for safe and proper disposal, and are not counted toward prize eligibility.
  • Schools that collect less than 20 phones are encouraged to submit their results, however, are not eligible to receive prizes.
  • Participation prizes will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Waste Reduction Week in Canada will distribute up to $10,000 in prizes.
  • Grand prize winners in each province or territory will be determined on the basis of number of phones collected per student (based on school population and a minimum of 20 phones collected).
  • Recycle My Cell Student Challenge eligibility criteria can be changed without prior notice.

It’s not a Challenge if only one school participates in a province! If you have friends that go to different schools, get them involved in by participating in the Recycle My Cell Student Challenge too!


Frequently Asked Questions

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When are the winners of the Recycle My Cell Student Challenge announced?

How is the personal information erased from the phones we collect?

Are all types of batteries accepted in the Recycle My Cell Student Challenge?

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If you have any questions, please email us at info@recyclemycell.ca 

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Recycle My Cell Waste Reduction Week in Canada gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Recycle My Cell national cell phone recycling program. Visit www.RecycleMyCell.ca for more information.