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Cell Phones

Cell phones should not be placed in the garbage unless the battery is removed. See below for better options. 

Donations & Reuse

Visit NYC Stuff Exchange to find a place to sell or donate working cell phones.

Take-Back or Drop-Off

Cell phone service providers in New York State are required to accept cell phones for reuse or recycling from anyone at no cost (limit 10 per person per day). Here are various take-back programs; check the websites for details:

Provider Take-Back Programs:

Manufacturer Take-Back Programs:

Retailer Take-Back Programs: