About Us

Big Sky Recycling began with a simple desire to go above and beyond what traditional cell phone recyclers offered while taking small steps to protect the environment.

At Big Sky Recycling, we believe that small actions can lead to big changes. Since our founding in 2019, we’ve been committed to making a positive impact through our innovative recycling program. 

As the founder of Big Sky Recycling, Wesley Poritz, has always been driven by a passion for sustainability and social responsibility. Under his guidance, Big Sky Recycling has continued to grow and evolve, offering businesses and individuals free and secure cell phone recycling services. Wesley’s vision and ambition have helped Big Sky Recycling strive for continuous improvement and encourage others to adopt eco-friendly practices.

In addition to our recycling services, Big Sky Recycling supports charitable causes through the responsible recycling of cell phones. By choosing Big Sky Recycling, you not only responsibly recycle your cell phone, but also contribute to a good cause. We believe that every small action counts, and we’re grateful to be able to make a difference through the work we do.

We invite you to join our community of like-minded individuals who care about making a positive impact on the world. Together, we can create big changes through small actions and responsible recycling.

Meet our Founder

Wesley Poritz

As a former employee of Verizon Wireless, I witnessed firsthand the environmental impact of used cell phones and the important role those mobile devices could play in the lives of those within my community. During the era of “New Every Two,” where upgrades were only available every two years, it was common for the tech needs of the customer to outpace their upgrade eligibility – leaving them trapped with devices that no longer suited their needs. 

Realizing the tremendous gap between the services provided by traditional cell phone provides and the needs of millions of customers throughout the country, I walked away from my career with Verizon to create a cell phone repair shop and provide a service that made a real difference in the lives of my customers. I began buying back used cell phones from customers, refurbishing them, and reselling them to those not eligible for upgrades. Through hard work and dedication, that single repair shop quickly expanded into six stores across three states.

Seeing the success of this business inspired me to find new ways to use my knowledge and expertise to give back to the community, support those in need, and create meaningful change in the world. In 2019, I launched Big Sky Recycling – the first cell phone recycler to become a Certified B Corporation. The idea behind Big Sky Recycling is simple: Provide a free, secure, and convenient way for people to donate their used cell phones for charity. To date, we have recycled countless cell phones, helping support environmental, humanitarian, and military charities.

Our Mission

Big Sky Recycling’s mission is to be a simple, secure and free way to donate and recycle cell phones for charity.

By harnessing the power of cell phones and electronics, Big Sky Recycling is dedicated to reducing e-waste and using profits to support environmental, social and military nonprofits.

Our Core Values

People & Planet

We believe in corporate trust, business transparency, credibility and ethical values. At Big Sky Recycling we treat our social and environmental impact as a primary measure of success for our business.

Causes That Matter

Big Sky Recycling believes in supporting nonprofit causes that make a meaningful impact. This is accomplished by reviewing financial efficiency, accountability, governance, and fundraising reports provided by CharityWatch and GuideStar.

Secure

You can be confident that your personal data is secure. Big Sky Recycling follows strict standards of operation, ensuring data destruction on all recycled electronics. We also provide instructions on how to erase your data from home.