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  • Where to Donate a Smartphone to a Military Charity

    It has been said that more than 1.5 billion smartphones are sold each year, and in America people tend to get a new phone every one to two years.  But, what happens to the old smartphones? Those old smartphones may be perfectly functional just a little dated.  A person should not throw an old smartphone […]

  • How To Recycle Cells Phones in Bulk

    It is estimated that a person buys a new cell phone every 15 to 18 months.  As a result, cell phones create about 60,000 tons of electronics that need to be recycled somehow.  Remember, cell phones contain lithium-ion batteries that can be harmful to the environment.  But, they also contain metals that can be reused.  […]

  • The Top Reasons to Recycle Your Old Phones

    If you are like many people, then when the newest phone comes out you get excited and go buy it right away. However, phones don’t last forever, and before you know it it will be time to get a new one again.  When that time comes, what will you do with your old cell phone(s)? […]

  • Recycling Your Cell Phone Tips

    Recycling Your Cell Phone Tips

    So you’re thinking about recycling your mobile phone and want a few tips as to what’s the best way to do it? This is what you should know before you mail in your cell phones and other devices: Make sure your account for the device has been deactivated.  Double check before sending in. We receive […]

  • 8 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Phones

    8 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Phones When you upgrade your old cellphone, you then must decide what to do with the old one. You’ve got the shiny new one to carry around in your pocket, and the old one is just collecting dust on a shelf–but it doesn’t have to! There are several ways […]

  • How To Donate Your Cell Phone to Charity

    Your old cell phone does not belong in landfill. Unfortunately, a lot of people still either throw away their old phones or drop them in a recycling box without knowing where they’re going. Additionally, a lot of electronics recycling takes place overseas with workers who are often exposed to toxic chemicals and the like, rather […]

  • We’ll be at SEA and PDX WeWork to repair your phone!

    We held a series of pop up repair shop last month at the three WeWork Seattle locations, and we’re happy to announce that it was poppin’! We had customers stopping by our pop up, requesting for a repair, asking questions, and chatting away.

  • Earth Week is here!

    Happy Earth Week! This week is an exciting week for us at SecondWave Recycling. We’ve got our month-long Earth Day collection campaign going on at the Seattle, Portland and the Bay Area WeWork locations; in addition we are hosting a pop-up cell phone repair shop at all three Seattle WeWork locations this week, as well […]

  • Portland and San Francisco WeWork join Earth Day campaign!

    It’s April and the countdown to Earth Day has begun! We’ve mentioned in the last post that SecondWave has joined forces with WeWork Seattle to collet old phone donations to help our friends at 5Gyres. We’re happy to announce that additional WeWork locations including Portland and San Francisco have joined our Earth Day campaign!

  • WeWork and SecondWave Join Forces this Earth Day

      How are you celebrating Earth Day? One way is by simply donating your old phone to SecondWave. For this year’s Earth Day, SecondWave Recycling has partnered with WeWork, a cool co-working space where our new Seattle office is located! We will donate $1 for every phone collected during the month of April to our friends […]

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