TerraCycle is proud to recycle cell phones that are needlessly discarded every year across America. The Cell Phone Brigade is a simple way to repurpose and recycle used phones while earning rewards for your organization or charity of choice.
For each approved cell phone received, your collection location will be awarded the following TerraCycle points:
Standard Cell Phone – 100 TerraCycle points
Smart Phone – 750 TerraCycle points
iPhone® – 1,000 TerraCycle points
TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, or for a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Please click here to learn more about the TerraCycle Points Program!
Participating in this TerraCycle Brigade is totally free! There are no signup or participation fees, and the shipping is covered by the program. Once you have joined the Cell Phone Brigade, simply follow the steps below to receive your TerraCycle points:
- Collect at least 15 cell phones (approved waste is listed below) and fill up a shipping box or bag. Remember to reuse a shipping box or bag and use eco-friendly padding.
- Download a free shipping label from terracycle.com. To acquire a pre-paid label, simply access your TerraCycle account online, and click “SHIP US YOUR WASTE.” You can print them out yourself or request that TerraCycle send the label.
- Ship the box to TerraCycle by affixing the pre-paid postage label and dropping it off at a UPS location.
For more detailed information please check out the Cell Phone Brigade FAQ.
And to make collecting all your waste that much easier, download our helpful TerraCycle "Collect, Store and Ship Guide" for some tips and tricks that will make the collection process simple and mess-free. Also check out our Cell Phone Brigade Poster to help promote your efforts for this recycling program.
Check out the image below to see some examples of the types of waste that are accepted through this Brigade program. You can also download this as a poster.
Cell Phone Brigade accepted waste:
- Standard cell phones
- Smart phones
Information Destruction: Please restore your device to factory settings and/or remove any personal information prior to sending through this Brigade program. TerraCycle is not responsible for information on your devices. Hard drives will be removed and shredded. All information from electronics is removed.