How to Recycle Your Phone
Own an extra phone that’s sitting in your junk drawer doing nothing? Consider recycling it. It’s easier than ever and we’ll provide you with resources on how to safely dispose of it.
Also, as suggested by a community member in the comments section below, consider donating it to organizations that can repurpose the device for a good cause! Thanks for the idea, @xray!
Before you part ways with your device, there are a few things to consider:
- Phone must be deactivated. Remove all personal information. Remove the SIM card if it has one.
- Factory reset your device (this will delete all other content on your device).
- Phones can't be reclaimed once handed over.
- Items are sent to a third-party recycling vendor, who will recycle the phones responsibly.
- As a partner and proud supporter of Tree Canada, TELUS will plant a tree for every phone recycled.
For most of Canada, bring any mobile phone, battery, or accessory, irrespective of carrier, to your nearest participating TELUS Trade-In location for recycling.
There are also separate recycling programs in your Province that work in partnership with local government so that you can drop off your device(s) easily:
Prince Edward Island
Know of any other ways to safely recycle your device? Share your tips in the comment section below!