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Website lists AT&T-operated stores and participating dealer stores for dropping off cell phones, accessories and batteries
for recycling, regardless of manufacturer or carrier. AT&T customers may trade in old phones and tablets for AT&T
promotion cards, to be used for AT&T goods and services. 

Avenues to Independence (Recycling Avenue)
444 Mercantile Ct, Wheeling
(847) 541-5250, x115
Provides support and job opportunities for the physically challenged. Accepts inkjet cartridges and ink toners. Also accepts
a variety of electronics including, but not limited to, cell and house phones, laptops, MP3 players, cameras, GPS devices,
graphic calculators, Apple products, game consoles, rechargeable batteries and radar detectors. See link for locations and
information about starting a recycling campaign to benefit Avenues.

Best Buy
Recycling kiosks at all stores for rechargeable batteries, inkjet and toner cartridges and wires, cords and cables.

Cell Phones for Seniors Program
(708) 974-6042
Sheriff Tom Dart is collecting used cell phones to distribute as 911 Emergency phones for at-risk Cook County senior
citizens. Call or visit website for drop-off locations. 

Cell Phones for Soldiers
(678) 580-1976
Donated gently-used mobile phones are sold to recycling partner Mindful eCycling. Money received is used to purchase
calling cards and other communication tools for the U.S. military.

Chicago Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility 
1150 N North Branch St, Chicago
Operated by the City of Chicago and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).
Tuesdays: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursdays: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
1st Saturday of month: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Residential waste only (no business or commercial sector waste). This facility accepts many additional items for recycling.
See site for details.

Accepts all used cell phones at in-store recycling centers. Also recycles CFLs, rechargeable batteries, plastic shopping
bags and plastic plant trays and pots. 

Motorola Race to Recycle Program
Accepts all brands of mobile phones, tablets and accessories for recycling. You can also return Motorola brand cordless
phones, modems and routers. Printable pre-paid postage shipping labels are available on the website. 

Sell My Cell Phones
Independent comparison engine finds the best price for cell phones by comparing prices among a variety of reputable cell
phone recycling companies.

Sprint Stores
Sell or donate your phone to help the Sprint Foundation that provides free mobile devices to 1 million low-income, U.S.
high school students that lack reliable internet access at home.

Also offers free recycling for rechargeable batteries and for older electronics. See link for items accepted.

Bring any carrier's cell phones, accessories, tablets and notebooks to a T-Mobile store for free recycling.

Hopeline program refurbishes and recycles any brand cell phones and accessories. With funds raised, Verizon donates
wireless phones and airtime to victims of domestic violence. Used phones can be returned to any Verizon Wireless store,
or go to website to print free postage-paid label. Phones may also be traded in for Verizon wireless electronic gift cards.

Wireless Alliance
Accepts all cell phones, chargers, batteries and accessories. See website for details.

Zealous Good
Connects people with items to donate with local charities that need them. Fill out form describing type of donation online.
Zealous Good emails donor about which charities need those items and provides drop-off information or pickup scheduling
directly with the charity.

Updated 09-13-18


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