DONATE Your Phones
And help those in need

  It’s easy!  Collect phones, print out a shipping label and mail. 

Best of all, we pay for shipping if you have three or more phones to donate. Do your part today!

Get started with
Secondwave Recycling!

Items We Recycle
New, used, and broken iPhones, iPads, smartphones, tablets, and basic cell phones.

It's As easy As...

items secondwave recycles


Collect smartphones, cell phones and tablets - broken devices too!

packaging and shipping


Pack them in all in a small box or envelope - please no accessories!

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Print off shipping label and drop off at your nearest USPS.

Making a difference one phone at a time

SecondWave’s cell phone recycling program is an effective, yet simple way to support those in need.


We use specialized data erasure software that's in compliance with the DOD.

Easy & Free

We accept all types of smartphones, tablets and cell phones, plus we provide shipping labels to send your phones and tablets to us.

Help others, Feels Great

A single phone can help support those in need. Plus it feels great and helps the environment!


Most frequent questions and answers

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.

Yes!  Please take the time to remove any passcode locks on your device.

And if possible, reset the device to its factory settings.  Click here for our pre-shipment checklist.

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 are shipping 1-2 phones, you can print off a label on our website. 

For 3 or more phones we email you a pre-paid shipping label.  Our goal is to email you 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.


SecondWave Recycling was started by a family that has a passion for taking care of the environment and making a difference in the community.

To do this, we created a simple program partnering with non-profits to help in their fundraising efforts through cell phone recycling.


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