Get Started Now, Donate Your Phone!

Donate your phone today and help those in need.  It’s easy!  Select how many phones you wish to donate, print out a shipping label and mail SecondWave your phones. Best of all, we pay for shipping if you have three or more phones to donate. Do your part today!

Donate Your Phone. It’s Easy!

Cell Phone Recycling is Easy

Dig deep into your junk drawers and find your old cell phones, smartphones or tablets. The great part is that shipping is free when your recycling three or more phones!

Cell Phone Recycling is Easy

Clear your data, accounts and other personal data then safely package your phones in a small box or padded envelope. Please keep in mind that larger boxes mean higher shipping fees, and are unnecessary if recycling small items.

Cell Phone Recycling Step 3

Donate your phone(s) to SecondWave and we’ll do the rest! Each donated phone helps take care of the environment, supports veterans and makes a difference in the community.

secondwave recycling founder
“Since 2011, Secondwave Recycling has supported hundreds of charities through the recycling of cell phones.  We could not have done it without all of the amazing supporters who donated through our website.  We thank you all for your support!”      Ryan Rubel | Co-founder

FAQs

What is Secondwave Recycling?

Since 2011, SecondWave Recycling, a family owned and operated business, has supported charities through the collection and recycling of electronics.  To date we’ve recycled over 150,000 devices and counting!

What types of devices can be donated?

Secondwave Recycling accepts:

  • iPhones & smartphones (working and broken)
  • iPads, tablets and basic phones
  • Macbooks and Chromebooks
  • Gently used basic phones

We DO NOT accept desktop computers, landline phones, monitors and other electronic devices not listed above.

Should I send my accessories?

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 most electronics stores.

How long does it take to receive my pre-paid shipping label?

We’ll email you a pre-paid shipping label and instructions within a 24 hours.

If you do not receive the shipping label within 24 hours, please check your Spam/Junk folder just in case it was delivered there.  If you still can’t find it, please contact us immediately.

What do you do with my donated devices?

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.

How long does it take to receive my pre-paid shipping label?

Our goal is to send you a pre-paid shipping and shipping instructions within a few hours. 

If you do not receive the shipping label within 24 hours, please check your Spam/Junk folder just in case it was delivered there.  If you still can’t find it, please contact us immediately.

How should I prepare my devices prior to shipping?

A few important things to remember prior to shipping your devices:

  • Remove passowrds or screen locks (iPhones and iPads, please turn off “Find My iPhone in device settings)
  • Pack your devices in small sturdy box or padded envelope.
  • If including accessories, please only include chargers.  All other items can be recycled locally.
How do I remove personal data and passcodes?

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 contact us.

For all iPhones and iPads, please turn off “Find My iPhone” in device settings.

Do you provide a charitable tax receipt?

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 acknowlegement receipt.

Questions ? Contact us !