FAQ & About Us
What electronics do you recycle?
cell phones, smartphones, iPhones, iPods, iPads, tablets, Apple\Android watches, bluetooth, tablets. GPS, MP3 players, e-readers, digital cameras, handheld gaming systems and the accessories that come with them.
Is there a cost?
Absolutely not! It is a completely free program. In fact-we pay you for the e-gadgets that you recycle with us!
How does this work?
Collect as many old e-gadgets as possible. Once you get a bunch of them contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping label. The devices come back to our facility, we recycle them and send you a check for their value.
If you simply wish to recycle your old household e-gadgets with no expectation of payment we can provide you with free shipping. We respectfully ask that you have at least 3 devices to recycle. For every gadget you send we make a donation to one of our favorite gorilla conservation organizations-GRACE Gorillas! Please contact email@example.com for more information.
What can I recycle with ECO-CELL?
We accept cell phones, smartphones, ipads, ipods, tablets, GPS, smartwatches, digital cameras and all the cords and cables that come with them. Any condition is fine.
How much does the program cost?
It is completely free! In fact, we pay your organization for every single gadget recycled.
DATA SECURITY: What do I need to do before I send my gadgets to ECO-CELL?
ECO-CELL does not wipe data from the devices it recycles, nor is it responsible for data associated with devices submitted to its recycling program.
The best practice is for the owner to wipe data from their gadgets BEFORE recycling.
To learn the procedure for Apple products visit: https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/sell-give-away-or-trade-in-your-iphone-iph415eb3fe5/ios
To learn the procedure for wiping data from Android products visit: https://www.computerworld.com/article/3243253/how-to-securely-erase-your-android-device-in-4-steps.html
What happens to the electronics, batteries and accessories that can't be reused?
All e-gadgets which can't be reused are recycled via R2 certified or better reclamation companies.
ECO-CELL was created in 2003 as a way to mitigate the impact of electronics on the earth and its inhabitants. Our objectives are to raise funds for gorilla conservation, deter toxic waste from US landfills, build more sophisticated consumers and push for the creation of more sustainable electronics.
ECO-CELL is owned and operated by Eric Ronay who has loved all things wild since he saw Marlon Perkins wrangling an anaconda. Josh Sachs is the Chief Ethics Officer, cell phone processor, "insta" wizard and resident art feller . Eric's wife Lindsey helps with the books and endures the challenges posed by a small business.
We can't thank you enough for participating in our labor of love!