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AT&T
wireless.att.com
Website lists AT&T-operated stores and participating dealer stores for dropping off cell phones, accessories and batteries
for recycling, regardless of manufacturer or carrier. AT&T customers may trade in old phones and tablets for AT&T
promotion cards, to be used for AT&T goods and services. 

Avenues to Independence (Recycling Avenue)
444 Mercantile Ct, Wheeling
(847) 541-5250, x115
avenuestoindependence.org
Provides support and job opportunities for the physically challenged. Accepts inkjet cartridges and ink toners. Also accepts
a variety of electronics including, but not limited to, cell and house phones, laptops, MP3 players, cameras, GPS devices,
graphic calculators, Apple products, game consoles, rechargeable batteries and radar detectors. See link for locations and
information about starting a recycling campaign to benefit Avenues.

Best Buy
bestbuy.com
Recycling kiosks at all stores for rechargeable batteries, inkjet and toner cartridges and wires, cords and cables.

Cell Phones for Seniors Program
(708) 974-6042
cookcountysheriff.org
Sheriff Tom Dart is collecting used cell phones to distribute as 911 Emergency phones for at-risk Cook County senior
citizens. Call or visit website for drop-off locations. 

Cell Phones for Soldiers
(678) 580-1976
cellphonesforsoldiers.com
Donated gently-used mobile phones are sold to recycling partner Mindful eCycling. Money received is used to purchase
calling cards and other communication tools for the U.S. military.

Chicago Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility
1150 N North Branch St, Chicago
Operated by the City of Chicago and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).
cityofchicago.org
Tuesdays: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursdays: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
1st Saturday of month: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Residential waste only (no business or commercial sector waste). This facility accepts many additional items for recycling.
See site for details.

Funding Factory
fundingfactory.com
Educational and nonprofit fundraising organizations can earn funds for technology, classroom equipment and cash.
Accepts inkjet and laser cartridges and various electronics. See website for list of items accepted and registration
information.

Lowe’s
lowes.com
Accepts all used cell phones at in-store recycling centers. Also recycles CFLs, rechargeable batteries, plastic shopping
bags and plastic plant trays and pots. 

Motorola Race to Recycle Program
motorola.com
Accepts all brands of mobile phones, tablets and accessories for recycling. You can also return Motorola brand cordless
phones, modems and routers. Printable pre-paid postage shipping labels are available on the website.

Recycle for Breast Cancer
recycleforbreastcancer.org
Also accepts inkjet and laser toner cartridges, printer fuser cores, PDAs, digital cameras, iPods and other MP3 players,
laptops (Pentium 1 or higher only), and most storage media. Go to website for information and pre-paid shipping labels. 

Sell My Cell Phones
sellmycellphones.com
Independent comparison engine finds the best price for cell phones by comparing prices among a variety of reputable cell
phone recycling companies.

Sprint Stores
sprint.com
Sell or donate your phone to help the Sprint Foundation that provides free mobile devices to 1 million low-income, U.S.
high school students that lack reliable internet access at home.

Staples
staples.com
Also offers free recycling for rechargeable batteries and for older electronics. See link for items accepted.

T-Mobile
t-mobile.com
Bring any carrier's cell phones, accessories, tablets and notebooks to a T-Mobile store for free recycling.

Verizon
verizon.com
Hopeline program refurbishes and recycles any brand cell phones and accessories. With funds raised, Verizon donates
wireless phones and airtime to victims of domestic violence. Used phones can be returned to any Verizon Wireless store,
or go to website to print free postage-paid label. Phones may also be traded in for Verizon wireless electronic gift cards.

Wireless Alliance
thewirelessalliance.com
Accepts all cell phones, chargers, batteries and accessories. See website for details.

Zealous Good
zealousgood.com
Connects people with items to donate with local charities that need them. Fill out form describing type of donation online.
Zealous Good emails donor about which charities need those items and provides dropoff information or pickup scheduling
directly with the charity.

Updated 09-15-17

 

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