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By The Daily Green Staff
When you are finished with your cell phone, make sure it gets disposed of properly.
average lifespan for a cell phone is a brief 18 months, and currently,
only 1% are recycled. On average, 130 million are retired annually in
the U.S. alone.
Yet almost all cell phones contain enough lead to
qualify as hazardous waste under federal regulations. And even lead-free
phones are considered hazardous under California regulations because of
the high amounts of copper, nickel, antimony and zinc that leach into
So do something good for the environment and recycle your old phone.
Here are 4 places that accept them (and will make a contribution to charity):