Recycle & Support

Donate Your Cell Phone and Support Our Troops: Our Recycling Program Makes it Easy, Safe, and Free.

By recycling your cell phone, you help provide phone cards and care packages to our troops deployed overseas and returning home.

How it Works

Donate and Recycle Cell Phones for Soldiers in 4 Simple Steps.

1. Print

Collect your cell phones and print a shipping label.

2. Package

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

3. Ship

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

4. Support

All recycled cell phones help support Soldiers, Veterans and their Families.

What We Recycle


iPhones and Android Smartphones. Working and broken.

Cell Phones

Non-smartphones including flip phones. All makes and models.

iPads & Tablets

All generations of iPads, Android Tablets and eReaders.

Why Big Sky Recycling?

Your Data Stays Safe

We ensure data destruction on all recycled cell phones & provide data erase instructions.

Causes That Matter

We support causes with meaningful impact for Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families.

Certified B Corp

Big Sky Recycling upholds the highest social and environmental standards.

Five Star Service

We prioritize our customers, employees, and community. See what everyone is saying!

Frequently Asked Questions

Big Sky Recycling is the simple, secure and free way to recycle and donate cell phones for Soldiers.

  1. Collect your cell phones and print a shipping label.
  2. Follow our step-by-step guide on how to erase data and safely package your phones.
  3. Schedule an at-home pickup or drop your package off at any USPS location.
  4. All recycled cell phones help support Soldiers, Veterans and their Families.

Operation Shoebox embraces a practical mission of providing hands-on support for our troops deployed overseas and returning home. It is the mission of Operation Shoebox to meet the needs of every hero with dignity and appreciation.

Whether it looks like packing coffee, socks, toothpaste, and sports gear into care packages or sending letters of encouragement, whether it looks like organizing fundraisers or collecting supplies for homeless veterans, Operation Shoebox is committed to treating every hero with care and honor. Learn more at

Yes. At Big Sky Recycling, we prioritize the security and protection of your personal data. As a Certified B Corporation, we adhere to the highest standards of accountability and take measures to ensure that all personal data is securely destroyed during the cell phone recycling process.

For your convenience, we have provided step-by-step instructions on how to remove accounts and erase data from your cell phone.

More about our data security policy can be found here.

You can send all makes and models of cell phones, smartphones and iPhones. We also accept iPads, tablets and e-readers. At this time, we are NOT able to accept computers or computer accessories, landline/home phones, cable boxes or other home electronics.

Print a Shipping Label

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

Who We Support

nonprofit charity logo of the fisher house foundation on a grey background

Fisher House

nonprofit charity logo of the guide dog foundation on a blue background

Guide Dog Foundation

nonprofit charity logo of gary sinise foundation on a tan background

Gary Sinise Foundation

Team Rubicon Logo

Team Rubicon