Waste Reduction Week in Canada Sponsor
Recycle My Cell
Did you know that using Recycle My Cell keeps old cell phones from entering your local landfill? When you get a new cell phone, instead of throwing your old one into a drawer or the garbage, recycle it with us. A small effort on your part can make a big difference!
“Recycle My Cell continues to be a proud sponsor of Waste Reduction Week in Canada. We believe that even the little steps, like recycling old devices, have a positive impact on the earth. That’s why we continue to make Recycle My Cell easy and convenient”, says Bernard Lord, President and CEO of Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.
Simple things you can do:
Participate in the Recycle My Cell Challenge, celebrating Waste Reduction Week in Canada – 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.
Everyone is Encouraged to Recycle Their Phone – Simply drop off your phone at the nearest drop-off location provided to you via www.RecycleMyCell.ca. With over 4,000 drop off locations across Canada, finding a location that takes your phone and accessories is easy: all you have to do is enter your postal code at www.RecycleMyCell.ca. This generates a list of the closest recycling drop-off sites. Can’t come to us? Print off a pre-paid mailing label from the Web site and mail your device to us, free of charge.
Our Web site also includes a link to participating partner programs and instructions for clearing your device of all personal data. Be sure that all personal information is erased from your device before you recycle it!
Host a Drop-off Location – By hosting a Recycle My Cell drop-off location, you’ll provide a valuable service to your community. Registration is quick and easy and we’ll provide you with all the materials, free of charge.
Processors involved with Recycle My Cell ensure that usable phones are refurbished, and those at the end of their life are recycled responsibly. Phones that are designated for refurbishment and reuse have their memories wiped of all data by our processing partners; this helps to ensure that any data accidentally left on the device is completely deleted.
Recycle My Cell is run by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, in conjunction with cell phone carriers, handset manufacturers and certified processors who have come together to raise awareness about the importance of cell phone recycling. The goal of this program is to keep handsets from entering Canada’s landfills. And just as important, the proceeds from the recycled wireless devices go to benefit many local and national charities.