Charities will receive more if locks are removed!
It’s As easy As…
Collect smartphones, cell phones and tablets – broken devices too!
Pack them in all in a small box or envelope – please no accessories!
Print off shipping label and drop off at your nearest USPS.
Most frequent questions and answers
SecondWave Recycling accepts:
- iPhones & Smartphones
- iPads & tablets
- Handheld game consoles
- Basic cell phones
We DO NOT accept desktop computers, landline phones, monitors and other electronic devices not listed above.
In order to keep shipping costs to a minimum, we ask that accessories, such as chargers, instructional booklets and other items be recycled at your local Goodwill or electronics stores.
Every device is that is donated to SecondWave Recycling is either resold to a certified electronic refurbisher or recycler.
Upon receipt of your device, our team wipes all of your personal data and performs a test on your device to determine if it’s deemed resellable. If the device it too old, it will be responsibly recycled for parts. Either way, your phone will go to support a charity.
If you’re shipping more than 100 phones, please contact us and a representative will be in contact with you.
That’s ok! Please contact us and we’ll send you a label via USPS.
Most devices can be easily reset by going to the Settings menu. For specifics on your particular device, you can either search online for your specific device or go here to for step by step instructions to factory reset iPhone, Samsung and more.
Please remember to Remove iCloud Lock or Android locks and passcodes!
We love helping out different charities, but this doesn’t qualify us as a non-profit. We cannot provide a charitable tax receipt, but upon request, we are more than happy to provide you with a donation acknowledgement receipt.