Recycle The Cell Phone
Live Science: Recycle Your Old Cell Phone
All of the major U.S. cell phone carriers have recycling programs, and your discarded phone could end up being of use to someone else.
Cell phone recycling or "reprocessing" as industry experts like to say, may mean the cell phone is refurbished and then resold, or dismantled and used for parts. In some cases, phones are reduced to their essential components and reused. The goal is always "zero-landfill," meaning no part of a device is discarded in a landfill.