A to Z Guide: Cell Phones

A number of options exist for reusing or recycling cell phones.

Cell phones, cell phone batteries, pagers, and PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) are accepted at no charge for recycling at the District Transfer Station.

The State of Vermont’s E-Cycles Program provides free recycling options for many electronic devices. Call the E-Cycles hotline at 1-855-6ECYCLES (1-855-632-9253) for more information.

Cell phones may be donated to the following local charity:

The following national programs also accept cell phones:

Cell phones are also accepted for recycling at the stores listed below. Contact the store directly for hours of operation.

  • All retailers that participate in the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.  Simply visit Call2Recycle and enter your zip code to find a location near you that accepts cell phones and rechargeable batteries.
  • Best Buy — NOTE: Best Buy also accepts pagers and rechargeable batteries.
  • Staples — NOTE: Staples also accepts pagers and rechargeable batteries.
  • Verizon Wireless retail stores