Cell Phone Recycling, Made Easy.

Why Big Sky Recycling?

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Free

Free prepaid shipping and nationwide pickup when recycling five (5) or more cell phones, smartphones, or tablets.

Secure

Your data stays safe – we ensure data destruction on all recycled cell phones and e-waste, and provide data erase instructions.

Give Back

All recycled smartphones, mobile cell phones, and tablets help support environmental, domestic violence and military charities.

How to Donate Your Old Cell Phone & Other E-Waste

Donate and Recycle for Charity in 3 Simple Steps.

1. Print

Collect your phones and tablets, select a charity, and print a shipping label.

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2. Package

Follow our step-by-step guide on how to erase data and safely package your e-waste.

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3. Ship

Schedule an at-home pickup or drop your package off at any USPS location.

What We Recycle

Smartphones

iPhones and Android Smartphones. Working and broken.

Cell Phones

Regular flip and mobile phones. All makes and models.

iPads & Tablets

All generations of iPads, Android Tablets, Amazon Tablets, Kindles, and other eReaders.

What We DON’T Recycle

TVs & Cable Boxes

TVs should be recycled locally. Cable and Satellite TV boxes should be returned to the original provider.

Computers & Printers

Visit Earth911.com to find a local recycling center for Laptops, Computers and Printers.

Home Phones

Home and Landline Phones should be recycled locally. Visit Earth911.com to find a local recycling center.

Questions Before You Recycle?

You can send a wide range of electronics through our recycling program. This includes cell phones like the Apple iPhone and Android smartphones (such as Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel devices). We also accept tablets like the Apple iPad, Microsoft Surface, and Android tablets. Additionally, eReaders such as the Amazon Kindle are permitted as well.

Do not include original boxes, instruction manuals, computers, landline phones, printers, ink cartridges or cable boxes. Visit Earth911.com to recycle these or any other type of electronics.

View our step-by-step instructions on how to remove accounts and erase data from your cell phone.

If you have any further questions or need assistance with the data erasure process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer support team. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

We understand that there may be situations where you are unable to erase the data from your cell phone before donating it. Rest assured, we still accept cell phones in their original state.

At Big Sky Recycling, we prioritize data security and take steps to ensure that all recycled cell phones undergo thorough data destruction processes. Even if you are unable to erase your phone, our dedicated team follows strict protocols to safeguard your personal information. More about our data security policy can be found here.

Yes, you can include the batteries with your cell phones. Please leave the batteries installed in the cell phones when packaging them for shipment.

Cell phones are designed to keep batteries grounded when attached, so it’s important not to disconnect or remove the batteries before sending them to us.

Do not ship individual or damaged batteries (for example, a battery that is punctured, leaking or too hot to touch). Go to https://www.call2recycle.org or call 877-723-1297 to find a local drop off location.

Absolutely! We believe in giving our donors the opportunity to make a personal choice in supporting a charity that resonates with them. When you request a shipping label for your cell phone donation, you will have the option to select the specific charity you wish to support. Learn more about our partner charities here.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Check out our full FAQ page 

Get Started Today

select a shipping method

SelfPaid Shipping
(1-4 Phones)

Help us by paying for shipping. This allows us to make a larger impact and provide more to charity.

PrePaid Shipping
(5+ Phones)

If you recycle five (5) or more cell phones, Big Sky Recycling will provide a free prepaid shipping label.