Guide to Recyclables — Cell Phones


Cell phones contain some components which are highly recyclable, such as the plastics, gold (used in the phone circuit boards), silver, copper (in the chargers) and platinum, while others need to be properly disposed of due to their hazardous nature.   If you recycle one phone, you can reclaim all the metals you need for the manufacture of a new one.  Source

In Ewing

A drop off container is located in the lobby  of the Municipal Building and at the Ewing Recreation Building.

Municipal Building
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628
Phone: 609-883-2900

Ewing Twp Recreation Building
136 Scotch Rd
Ewing, NJ 08628
Phone:  609-882-3382

Source: Ewing Twp. Public Works Dept

Home Depot
1621 N Olden Ave
Ewing Township, NJ 08638
Phone: 609-393-3697
Cell phones are accepted in the rechargeable battery drop-off bin

Radio Shack
1867 Olden Ave
Ewing Township, NJ 08638
Phone:  609-771-1029
RadioShack accepts any and all wireless phones for recycling — regardless of their condition and with or without their chargers — at all of our company-operated locations in the continental United States. Phones collected through the RBRC’s Call2Recycle program will be refurbished and resold when possible or responsibly recycled for materials otherwise.

For every cellphone collected at a RadioShack store location that is subsequently refurbished and resold, RadioShack will donate $1 to LIVESTRONG, a non-profit that provides support to guide people through the cancer experience.

In Mercer County

Phones are collected at the Electronics Waste Events that are run twice annually by the MCIA.

Source: MCIA

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The 911 Cell Phone Bank was created to provide an ongoing and readily available source of 911 emergency cell phones and funds to meet unexpected and urgent needs of participating law enforcement and affiliated victims services agencies.

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