Are you due for your next cell phone upgrade? Do you crave the new ‘must have’ Blackberry or iPhone? Is the only thing holding you back your inability to part ways with your current device? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that this week is National Cell Phone Recycling Week. Now you can now easily recycle your old mobile phone and receive credits for a new one, or contribute to a variety of charitable causes.
From now through Friday, all major carriers will be accepting consumer’s old mobile devices in retail stores or by mail, and in turn will be donating proceeds from the recycled phones to various charities including Cell Phones for Soldiers and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
The EPA aims to give wireless consumers an easy and eco-friendly way to recycle old phones and help out fellow Americans. If you participate, don’t forget to restore the phones to the factory settings, remove the SIM cards, and of course, terminate or transfer your service.