Phone Recycling Drive @ EcoHour

Do you have old cell phones that you are looking to recycle responsibly?

Earthworks’ Recycle My Cell Phone campaign can help you clear out your drawers and help the planet by collecting phones at our May EcoHour.

The Recycle My Cell Phone campaign is a grassroots effort to build awareness about recycling and the environmental impacts of cell phone waste. Earthworks seeks to educate consumers about the impacts of their purchases, beginning with the extraction of raw materials through the end of product life. By inviting others to participate, we hope to achieve a critical mass and significantly increase the rate of cell phone recycling.  Currently, industry and other collection campaigns combined only recycle 10% of retired cell phones.

Our recycling partner, MPC, has locations in Philadelphia and Minneapolis, and has been a leading electronics recycler for 30 years. They hold e-Steward, R2 and NAID certificates, along with many other relevant environmental safety certificates. We ensure that no part of your cell phone will ever enter a landfill and that your personal information will be destroyed.

All donations are tax deductible and benefit Earthworks.

Can’t make it to EcoHour?

Host your own drive! If you collect 20 or more phones shipping is free! This is a great office event for Earth Day and Earthworks will send you all the information and materials you need to get started.

You can also mail them in or drop them off at our office:

Recycle My Cell Phone
c/o Earthworks
1612 K St. NW
Suite 808
Washington, DC 20006

When

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Stay and hang out to hear from our EcoHour speaker and upcoming EcoWomen events.

Where

Teaism Penn Quarter* (Map)
400 8th Street NW; Washington, DC

Teaism is a generous supporter of DC EcoWomen and donates their space to us free of charge.  Please consider supporting them by purchasing dinner, tea, or a delicious oat cookie.