Cellphone Recycling

What kind of cellphones do you recycle?

We accept all cellphones, with or without their batteries.

What happens to the cellphones you collect?

Depending on condition, the cellphones may be refurbished and resold. We recycle phones that can’t be refurbished. The proceeds help fund the cellphone collection program and public education.

Do you accept cellphone rechargers and cellphone accessories for recycling?

Call2Recycle accepts cellphones and their batteries but not the chargers or accessories. However, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association coordinates a nationwide mobile phone recycling and refurbishment program called RecycleMyCell. Click here to find a drop off location.

Do I need to remove my personal information from my cellphone before I donate it?

We recommend that you remove the personal information on your phone, although it is not required. In the recycling process, the memory on the phones is destroyed and reusable materials are recycled before they are resold. To remove the information from your phone, consult your cellphone user manual, manufacturer’s web site or the instructions found on the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association’s web site.