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, here are a few things to consider:
For most of Canada, bring any mobile phone, battery, or accessory, irrespective of carrier, to your nearest participating TELUS Trade-In location for recycling. It's as easy as that!
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!
Consider donating your phone if it's in working condition.
CNIB has a program that provides cells phones loaded with accessible apps to people with sight loss.
@xray That's a FANTASTIC idea! I hadn't considered organizations that would re-purpose devices for a great cause but this is a great example 🙂
Women's shelters as well. Often folks at shelters need a new number as well as a replacement phone.
Great idea. Keep in mind that women's shelters aren't staffed to repair or configure phones. If you donate a phone it has to be ready to go at the factory setup stage. Throw in a charger and cable too if possible.