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Wireless Cell Phone Recycling Facts

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
  • Over 70% of Americans do not know that they can recycle their old cell phone.
  • Less than 5% of obsolete cell phones are refurbished or recycled.
  • In a recent survey, only 2.3% of Americans recycled their old cell phones.
  • Cell phone manufacturers and service providers have voluntarily implemented recycling programs and recognize that retail “take-back” of old phones represents the lowest cost and most convenient recycling model.
  • Unfortunately, these programs are not well advertised and inconsistent. Only a fraction of retail cell phone outlets are currently providing their customers with recycling options.
  • Of those who turned in their old cell phone to their service provider, only 18% were offered recycling as an option.
  • Surveys suggest that 90% of Americans would recycle their cell phone if there was a convenient drop-off location at a store near them.

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    About RFC

    Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

    Recycling Cell Phones

    Helping to preserve the environment for the generations of the future is an important responsibility for which everyone should be held accountable. The electronic waste from pagers, cell phones, PDAs and digital cameras continues to increase each day, and this waste poses a serious threat to the environment. Unfortunately, until recently, legitimate wireless recycling programs have been few and far between.

    Wireless Electronic recycling RFC

    Where RFC Helps
    Recycling for Charities is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization that allows individuals an opportunity to recycle cellular phones, PDAs, Palm Pilots, digital cameras, and iPods for value that is then donated to the charity of their choice. Not only is RFC acting as a medium to raise funds for charities, but the organization helps individuals protect the environment as well.

    For each wireless electronic donation provided, RFC contributes a minimum of one dollar to the foundation or cause selected by the donor*. (learn more about donations) Recycling is beneficial for charities, the environment, and is also tax-deductible! When you make a wireless donation, everyone benefits!

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    E-Waste Recycling Programs

    Commitment to You
    Recycling for Charities is committed to recycling properly. We strive to recycle or refurbish as many of the units we receive as possible. RFC assures you that all electronic waste collected are handled responsibly. The well being of the environment is our primary concern.

    • We work with an authorized system for the acceptance, collection, reuse and recycling or proper disposal of used cell phones
    • RFC can provide retail mechanisms for the return, reuse, recycling, or proper disposal of used cell phones if the cell phone is delivered directly to a consumer
    • The take-back of a used cell phone from a consumer who is purchasing a new cellular phone
    • The creation and maintenance of public education to promote the recovery, reuse, and recycling or proper disposal of used cell phones
    • Support reuse as the highest form of recycling
    • No off-shore exporting of scrap, No prison or third-world labor
    • Uphold 100% landfill diversion

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    Take Action – Learn More

    We invite you to learn more about wireless recycling by reading through our site. ( Read a recent newspaper article on our founders here.) Keep in mind that we also do fundraising recycling and corporate events. Recycling for Charities – helping others while helping the environment.

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    Boulder, CO 80303

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