Category: Blog

  • 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)?…

  • 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!

  • Clean Out Your Junk Drawer Month 2015

    We’re over month into the New Year!  In my home that means it’s annual “clean out the junk drawers” month.

  • 3 Steps to Donating Cell Phones

    Looking to get rid of that old cell phone of  yours in your junk drawer? Donating cell phones to a great cause is better than letting it collect dust. Before you donate cell phones , there are three things you should do:

  • Apple iPhone launch! What to do with your used cell phones?

    The launch of Apple iPhone 6 is coming soon, but that’s probably got a lot of you wondering how you can cash in your current Apple smartphone or any other used cell phones you might have lying around.

  • Modern Day Dilemma: Recycle that cell phone

    The Modern Day Recycling Dilemma as reported by the Wall Street Journal involves cell phones. We drive down the streets and see containers in front of houses where people are recycling paper, bottles, and cans. We might even see recycle containers in parks and businesses. Probably everyone knows about recycling those items. But, when was…

  • Donating Gently Used Smartphones Makes an Impact for Father’s Day

    Donating gently used smartphones makes an impact anytime, but it’s especially important for Father’s Day. Here’s why we think so… This year you can show Dad some love while protecting the environment and supporting charities that your family cares about. We have some ideas that any family can pull off.