How it Works

Recycle Cell Phones - It's easy, secure and free!

Step #1

items secondwave recycles

Collect

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

Items accepted including broken, cracked and non-functional devices:

  • iPhones, iPads & iPods
  • Smartphones & tablets 
  • Macbooks & Chromebooks
  • Basic cell phones
 

Items not accepted and can be recycled locally:

  • Instructional manuals
  • Car chargers
  • Protective cases
 
PLEASE REMOVE ANY ICLOUD OR PASSCODE LOCKS ON YOUR iPhones or SMARTPHONES!

Step #2

packaging and shipping

Pack

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

  • Deactivate phones prior to packing
  • Ensure batteries are installed in the phones (no loose batteries)
  • Pack devices in a small sturdy box or padded envelope
  • Securely tape package to ensure contents safety

Step #3

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Ship

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

  • For 1-2 devices, print off shipping label from our website and affix postage to package
  • For 3 or more devices, print off your pre-paid USPS shipping label 
  • Tape shipping label to small box or padded envelope
  • Drop off package at your nearest USPS location
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Win!

SecondWave recycles or resells your donated phones and tablets. Win for charities!

  • Our Team processes the devices to be recycled or resold
  • Proceeds are donated to our charity partners
  • Win for both the charities and the environment

FAQ

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.

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.

If you’re shipping more than 100 phones, please contact us.  However, any amount less than that is okay to ship using one label.

 

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.

 

 

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 acknowlegement receipt.

Questions?

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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  • Address:
  • 11010 Harbor Hill Drive, B416
  • Gig Harbor, WA 98332
  • Email:
  • info@secondwaverecycling.com