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August 13, 2013Comments are off for this post.

e-Cycle Wireless Recycling Receives Best in Biz International Gold Award for Most Socially/Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year

e-Cycle is honored to be named the gold winner in the Most Socially/Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year category in the Best in Biz Awards 2013 International. e-Cycle also earned a silver award for Enterprise Service of the Year.

e-Cycle received these prestigious recognitions for its industry leading cell phone and tablet buyback and recycling services that are known and trusted by top enterprises and organizations throughout the world. e-Cycle is e-Stewards certified and adheres to the highest environmental and safety standards for recycling wireless devices. e-Cycle protects its clients data by utilizing rigorous, multi-step data deletion and quality assurance testing.

Winning the gold award for the Most Socially or Environmentally/Responsible Company and silver award for Enterprise Service of the Year goes to the heart of e-Cycle’s mission to provide easy, profitable and responsible solutions for our clients to secure their data, recover wireless assets and safeguard the environment.

A panel of 43 judges from 18 countries representing top-tier news, business, finance and technology publications and media outlets determined winners of Best in Biz Awards 2013 International.

Best in Biz is an independent business awards program that recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business successes as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. More than 150 public and private companies from more than 25 countries competed in Best in Biz Awards’ International’s inaugural program.

For a full list of Best in Biz Awards 2013 International gold, silver and bronze winners, visit


e-Cycle is the trusted wireless mobile buyback and recycling partner for many of the largest organizations in the world. As the first mobile recycling company to achieve e-Stewards certification, we adhere to the highest standards for environmental responsibility and worker health and safety. e-Cycle offers a simple, secure, environmentally responsible and profitable way for businesses to sell and recycle used mobile phones and tablets. Learn more at

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August 5, 2013Comments are off for this post.

e-Cycle’s Tips on How To Pack Cell Phones for Safe Handling When Shipping for Recycling

Ensure your package of cell phones and other electronics do not get damaged during shipping.

e-Cycle is a cell phone buyback and recycling company that provides free shipping as part of our wireless asset-recovery services. To ensure our clients understand the proper way to prepare cell phones, tablets and other wireless devices for mail delivery, we created the following video and helpful shipping tips to make certain our clients’ mobile devices are not damaged during delivery.

  1.  Do not pack more than 50 wireless devices per box. Boxes weighing over 40 pounds have an increased risk of damage during transit and create a safety issue for package handlers. This includes cell phones, tablets, phone chargers and other accessories.
  2. Do not use a box larger than a copy paper box. Large boxes make it difficult for package handlers to maneuver and carry the electronics shipment, increasing the possibility of your package and mobile phones and tablets being damaged during shipping.
  3. Use newspaper or other soft packing materials to protect your wireless devices. Surrounding your mobile devices with soft packing material creates a shock absorber in case your package is dropped or roughly handled during transit.
  4. Tape all box seams and then tape cross-wise. Tapping seams will secure your box and keep it from ripping during transit.
  5. Loose cell phone batteries must be individually wrapped or have covered terminals. A fire can occur if the terminals of loose batteries rub together and create a spark. For safety reasons, it is important to tape these terminals or put them in individual zip lock bags.

Following these five steps will keep your wireless devices and the confidential information they store secure during shipping. For more information on e-Cycle’s mobile recycling services and data security practices, visit


e-Cycle is the trusted wireless mobile buyback and recycling partner for many of the largest organizations in the world. As the first mobile recycling company to achieve e-Stewards certification, we adhere to the highest standards for environmental responsibility and worker health and safety. e-Cycle offers a simple, secure, environmentally responsible and profitable way for businesses to sell and recycle used mobile phones and tablets. Learn more at

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July 17, 2013Comments are off for this post.

e-Cycle Mobile Buyback and Recycling’s Founder and CEO, Chris Irion, featured for “Making the World a Better Place”

e-Cycle’s CEO and Founder, Chris Irion, was recently featured in a video that highlights several of the 2013 BlackBerry® Global Achievement Award recipients. e-Cycle was honored with a BlackBerry Achievement Award in the category of “Making the World a Better Place,” which showcases how the use of technology has made a positive impact on others.

The BlackBerry Achievement Awards recognize exceptional businesses, entrepreneurs and developers across the globe who push the boundaries of what’s possible with technological products and services. We are extremely honored to be recognized for providing innovative wireless asset-recovery and recycling solutions that are cost effective, secure and environmentally responsible.

e-Cycle was selected as a finalist for this recognition from among hundreds of businesses worldwide and was chosen as the winner after receiving the most votes in online ballot conducted by BlackBerry. Thank you again to our clients for their commitment to environmental protection and to the thousands of people who voted for e-Cycle online.

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July 11, 2013Comments are off for this post.

The Columbus Foundation Features e-Cycle Mobile Buyback and Recycling Founders

The Columbus Foundation featured e-Cycle wireless asset recovery and recycling founders, Chris and Tonia Irion, in their summer newsletter. The article, “Celebrating Homegrown Success Stories,” discusses how the Irions turned their passions for charitable giving, protecting the environment and technology into a successful business.

Founded in 2005, e-Cycle purchases nearly 500 types of used mobile phones and tablets that retain value and recycles all others at no charge. e-Cycle was the first wireless recycling company in the world to achieve e-Stewards certification, the global gold standard for environmental stewardship.

The article highlights one of e-Cycle’s most important core values, charitable giving:

In keeping with their goal of charitable giving, the Irions help companies maximize the amount of money they raise through mobile buyback and write a check directly to the charity of the company’s choice on its behalf.

“We’ve raised millions for our clients and their charities of choice and kept millions of devices out of landfills. Just this year alone, we’ll keep roughly four to five million phones and accessories out of landfills,” Chris said.

In January 2013, the Irions established the e-Cycle Foundation of The Columbus Foundation. e-Cycle clients can donate directly to the foundation and then suggest a charity to support with all or some of the money they recoup from their old devices.

To read the full article, click here.

To find out more about donating your used mobile phones and tablets to raise money for charity, visit

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July 2, 2013Comments are off for this post.

Responsibly Sell and Recycle Your Wireless Devices with e-Cycle in July and Win

Don’t just recycle it – e-Cycle it! e-Cycle is offering a great promotion this month to encourage businesses to responsibly sell and recycle their mobile phones and tablets.

Summer Blockbuster Giveaway

Take a trip to the movie theater and enjoy that anticipated summer blockbuster on us. Any organization that sells and/or recycles their wireless devices with e-Cycle between now and July 31, 2013, is eligible to win one of five $100 gift cards. View the official rules.

Entering the giveaway is easy:

e-Cycle provides secure, profitable and responsible solutions for the reuse and recycling of used mobile phones and devices. e-Cycle collects used mobile devices from businesses, reimbursing them for mobile devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge. The information on every device is deleted or destroyed using the industry’s most rigorous data security measures. As an e-Stewards certified recycler, e-Cycle upholds the highest global standards for environmental protection and worker safety.

*Some restrictions apply. Visit our Current Promotions page or contact e-Cycle to learn more.

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December 9, 2010No Comments

Reduce Clutter by Recycling Cell Phones for Cash | e-Cycle

Selling an old mobile phone comes with a number of benefits, a few of which we have looked at before. These include environmental benefits, data protection and, of course, the chance to make some extra money.

But something you may not have considered is the simple fact that you’ll be getting rid of the clutter in your home or office. Let’s face it, at some point or another, we all let clutter build up around us, pass it during the day and think to ourselves, “One of these days, I’m going to get rid of this stuff.”

Then more time slips by and that little pile of stuff we don’t need has become an insurmountable problem and the next thing you know, you’re on an episode of Hoarders.

e-Cycle can help you avoid that problem!

As new models of cell phones continue to roll out at such a fast pace, consumers will ditch their old mobile phones for the fresh new thing, leaving plenty of cell phone clutter to take care of. However, you can clean up your organization or home by selling your old mobile phones to e-Cycle.

When you sell your iPhone, iPad, or other cell phone to e-Cycle, the process of mobile phone recycling becomes painless. We will take care of everything, going so far as to send you a complimentary box and shipping labels to help you save on the cost of sending us your old phones.

So, if you are looking to sell used iPhones or other cell phone models, whether it’s to reduce the clutter of old mobile phones laying around or for any other reason you might have, e-Cycle is the perfect solution.

Reduce the clutter in your life and sell your old cell phones to e-Cycle today!

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December 6, 2010No Comments

How to Sell Your Apple iPhone | e-Cycle

Do you have an old Apple iPhone just lying around, and you have no idea what to do with it? Why not recycle it? There are a wide variety of benefits to recycling cell phones with e-Cycle, including data protection and the beneficial impact it has on the environment. But hey, we all like money, so here’s an even better incentive to part ways with that old phone: you can recycle it for cash.

The process of recycling Apple iPhones with e-Cycle is easy. To sell your Apple iPhone, iPad or other cell phone with us, all you have to do is follow these steps:


  1. Select the model of your iPhone or iPad and the quantity using our online form to receive an instant quote.
  2. You won’t even have to pay for shipping! Within the next business day, we will send you a complimentary box and shipping labels.
  3. Send everything back to us and you can expect a fast payment in the mail.


It’s just that easy. You can use the money you earn from selling your iPhone to upgrade and purchase the newest model. Or you can even save it. We just figured we would mention it (but we’re all about getting the latest phones out there, too).

Mobile phone recycling is important for so many reasons, whether it is for data security, environmental safety, or, yes, even money. Buyback prices are high right now, so this is the best time to get rid of all the phones you no longer use and make a little extra cash.

With e-Cycle, you can rest easy knowing that the data on your phone is being erased. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a wide variety of companies and individuals the best possible service. It also helps to know that you’ll be doing something great for the environment when you sell your iPhone or other cell phone with us.

Plus, having more money is always cool.

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November 30, 2010No Comments

Welcome to the e-Cycle blog!

Mobile phone recycling has never been easier, and that includes access to all the information you need about the great services provided by e-Cycle.

It is important to stay up-to-date on the mobile phone industry, whether it’s out of necessity for your work or you’re simply a cell phone enthusiast. It’s just as important, then, to understand the cell phone recycling business as it continues to grow and become a major aspect of how we eliminate cell phone waste and improve our environmental standards.

We will be using this blog to post the latest news and updates in the world of cell phones, including the many benefits that come with recycling your phone.

Recycling mobile phones for cash is certainly an incentive to utilize these services, but the greater importance lies in what you can do for the environment. Recycling old mobile phones is a great opportunity for your company or organization to meet its green standards and protect the environment by eliminating the needless waste that cell phones create.

Throwing away your cell phone prolongs unnecessary energy waste, and doesn’t allow for the metal to be salvaged and reused. When you recycle your phone through e-Cycle, you avoid damaging the environment and, yes, you can even make some money.

Think about it – what do you do with an old mobile phone? How often do you get your new Apple iPhone or other mobile phone and think, “What in the world am I going to do with the old one?” Rather than let it sit and become the victim of gathering dust, do something great for the environment and recycle it.

There are a wide variety of environmental benefits to mobile phone recycling, and e-Cycle makes the process so easy that there’s no reason not to recycle your phone with us. Expand your company’s environmental influence today by making a major impact in the world of mobile phone recycling.

Don’t just recycle your phone, e-Cycle it!

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November 24, 2010No Comments

How e-Cycle Created a Winning Company With Passion For the Environment and Charitable Giving

Thank you to Business That Cares for the wonderful blog post about e-Cycle!

Back in 2005, Tonia and her husband Chris were high tech executives who were looking for a change in their careers. With the goal of working together as a couple, and balancing their roles within their new company, they came up with an idea to help companies recycle their used cell phones by buying them, deleting all the information and recycling them through an EPA approved facility.

Since the start of this company in 2005, in Ohio, the company has seen 400 percent growth that has continued to provide employment to over 60 people in these three years of a struggling economy.

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November 22, 2010No Comments

Sell Your Apple iPhone with e-Cycle’s Online Apple iPhone Buyback Program

New program allows individuals and businesses to easily sell Apple iPhones and iPads while protecting personal data

e-Cycle ( announced today that it has launched a new online Apple iPhone buyback program to help individuals and businesses quickly and easily sell their used Apple iPhones and iPads. e-Cycle’s new program provides an answer to the question, “How do I sell my Apple iPhone or iPad without compromising my data?” e-Cycle is the market share leader in wireless buyback and recycling services for Fortune 500 companies and is the industry leader in data security.

Individuals and businesses can generate an instant quote for their Apple iPhone or iPad at, receive a postage-paid box in the mail within a few days, and receive a prompt payment by check. e-Cycle purchases all Apple iPhones and iPads, even those damaged or broken. Every device purchased is put through e-Cycle’s stringent data security process during which all personal information is permanently deleted to ensure that it never falls into the wrong hands.

“Consumers and businesses are beginning to realize that used cell phones and other devices, including Apple iPhones and iPads, can retain significant value,” said Chris Irion, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of e-Cycle. “However, Apple iPhone and iPad users should be aware that such devices contain enormous amounts of personal information that must be carefully cleansed. e-Cycle allows consumers and businesses to sell Apple iPhones and iPads while protecting sensitive information at the highest security standards in the industry.”

The online Apple iPhone buyback program marks e-Cycle’s first service designed specifically for consumers.

About e-Cycle
e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and cost-effective approach to mobile phone recycling, answering the question, “Who will buy my used cell phones?” e-Cycle buys business and individual cell phones that retain value and recycles all others at no charge through an EPA-registered facility. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed through the industry’s most rigorous mobile phone data security measures. e-Cycle is the market share leader among the Fortune 500, serving financial institutions, manufacturers, healthcare organizations, wireless and telecommunications providers, transportation companies, educational institutions, and public-sector agencies, among others. e-Cycle is also an official cell phone recycling partner of Verizon Wireless and assists their clients with buyback and data security needs.

Since its founding in 2005, e-Cycle has managed secure cell phone buyback and recycling for more than 6,000 organizations, purchasing millions of dollars of retired mobile phones and recycling more than 4 million devices. e-Cycle is based in Hilliard, Ohio. Please visit or contact us at or (877) 215-5255.


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