Cell Phones

Do not place in the garbage.

Cell phones should always be properly recycled; they contain toxic metals (lead, mercury, cadmium & arsenic) and should never be thrown away to be landfilled.  Environmental contamination may occur from combustion and leaching into soil and groundwater. Unfortunately, fewer than 2% of old cell phones are recycled.

For Reuse:

Many charitable locations will accept gently used cell phones.  Also, look for your local cell phone drive, hosted by many schools and charitable groups.


For Recycling:

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Metals & Electronics Drive  (Call 815-637-1343 for more information)

Last Update:  01/18/12