Don't know how to get started
with recycling your computers, cell phones and other goods? Bankrate compiled
a list of resources to help you get going.
Reuse and Recycle, cingular.com/about/recycling, recycles used wireless phones,
accessories and batteries from all manufacturers.
Telecommunications & Internet Association, ctia.org, lists the recycling
programs of cell-phone manufacturers and service providers.
a central site run by the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association,
explains the ins and outs of recycling and donating wireless phones and accessories.
Project Connect, sprint.com, a wireless phone donation and recycling program,
raises money for and supports people with disabilities.
Wireless, verizonwireless.com, collects phones, refurbishes them for reuse
and recycles them. Refurbished phones go to victims of domestic violence and nonprofit
Foundation's Donate a Phone Program, wirelessfoundation.org, resells most
phones and donates the proceeds to various charities. Refurbished phones are also
donated to schoolchildren and victims of domestic violence.
nextelbuyback.com, collects previously used wireless phones at Nextel retail stores
or through the Internet. Its program is available only for Nextel customers.
offers general information on how to recycle everything from mercury to paper
Rethink Project, eBay.com/rethink, helps consumers and
businesses find new uses for computers and electronics as well as responsible
ways to recycle unwanted products.
helps educational and nonprofit organizations reach their fund-raising goals by
collecting and recycling empty inkjet and laser cartridges and cell phones to
earn points for redemptions.
Association of Electronics Recyclers, iaer.org, provides a searchable directory
of members of the electronics recycling industry.