What is SecondWave Recycling? Why donate my phone(s)?

SecondWave Recycling is a family owned and operated business that supports charities through the collection and recycling of cell phones, tablets and other handhelds. Most all of us have old phones sitting in a drawer somewhere. Why not recycle them and put them to good use?


How do I donate my cell phones, smartphones or tablets?

You can send phones, tablets or other handhelds directly to:
SecondWave Recycling
1608 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

If you have 3 or more phones you can request a postage paid USPS label here.


What types of devices can be donated?

SecondWave accepts all makes and models of cell phones, smartphones, iPhones and other devices including tablets, iPods, smart watches and e-readers.


What condition of devices can be donated?

SecondWave accepts new, used and broken cell phones, smartphones and tablets.


Should I send my accessories?

You can include the phone chargers and cables , but please do not send instructional booklets, earpieces or other accessories.  These can be recycled at your local Goodwill or most electronics stores.


How many phones qualify for free shipping?

If you have 3 or more phones you can request a postage paid USPS label here. If you have 1-2 phones we ask that you cover the shipping costs.


What happens when I donate my phone?

Every phone goes through our triage department to determine if it can be resold or recycled.  Either way, your phone will go to support a charity.


Do I need to worry about personal data left on phones donated?

For peace of mind, we encourage donors to erase all personal data prior to sending in their phones.  SecondWave does its best to ensure all data is cleared when we receive phones, however we are not responsible for any data left on your phone. Please take the time to erase your data.


Are my cell phones tax deductible?

Please consult with your tax advisor to determine whether this donation is tax deductible.


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