Cell Phone Collection and Recycling

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Environmental Conservation, Department of State
In New York State, any business that sells mobile phones or mobile phone plans must accept cell phones for recycling.

All types of cell phones must be accepted for recycling, from any member of the public. Businesses must accept up to 10 phones a year per person from any person wishing to recycle phones.



For more information, contact:

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Division of Materials Management, Bureau of Waste Reduction & Recycling
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7253
Phone: (518) 402-8706
Website: http://www.dec.ny.gov

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