One of e-Cycle’s main value-added services, environmentally compliant recycling is an aspect of our business that we take very seriously. What it means is that we manage the recycling of wireless phones, their accessories, and their components in a way that meets or exceeds all environmental laws and regulations.
As with all of our services, we provide environmentally compliant recycling free of charge to anyone that wants to dispose of wireless equipment.
What We Recycle:
ANY and ALL wireless accessories
Headsets and ear buds
Holsters and skins
Cell phones and smartphones
e-Cycle only utilizes EPA-certified recycling companies located in the United States. Our clients can rest assured that their wireless equipment will never end up in a landfill or dumped in a foreign country. It will be managed according to all applicable laws and regulations, and will assist in the conservation of natural resources.
Cell Phones and the Environment
Cell phones and their batteries contain many toxic materials, including arsenic, lead, nickel, and zinc. Each phone is capable of contaminating 40,000 gallons of water and in a landfill, these chemicals can seep into groundwater. Multiplied by 10 million, the number of phones that end up in landfills each year in the US, recycling cellular phones is a serious environmental issue.
Up to 80 percent of a cell phone is recyclable. Each phone includes precious metals such as silver, copper, platinum, palladium, and gold. When these metals are recovered and reused, it conserves natural resources, saves the energy used to mine them, and prevents waste from being produced during mining.