Cell Phones

Discovery Region

Click on the tabs below for reuse, recycling or safe disposal options.

Cell phones are a type of electronic waste and may contain hazardous materials that are potentially harmful to the environment if not disposed of in a safe manner. Cell phones also contain valuable metals and components that can be recycled and used to manufacture new products.

Common cellular items include:

  • cell phones, smartphones, wireless PDAs, external aircards and pagers.
  • rechargeable cell phone batteries
  • cell phone headsets, chargers and other accessories.

Recycle My Cell

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) operates an industry-led and government-approved recycling program for mobile devices that connect to a cellular or paging network, rechargeable cell phone batteries and accessories. CWTA provides residents and businesses with access to drop-off locations, mail-in services and collection events throughout the province.

Location: Visit RecycleMyCell.ca to find a list of drop-off and mail-in options.
Phone: 1-888-797-1740
Web: RecycleMyCell.ca

Recycle My Cell

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) operates an industry-led and government-approved recycling program for mobile devices that connect to a cellular or paging network, rechargeable cell phone batteries and accessories. CWTA provides residents and businesses with access to drop-off locations, mail-in services and collection events throughout the province.

Location: Visit RecycleMyCell.ca to find a list of drop-off and mail-in options.
Phone: 1-888-797-1740
Web: RecycleMyCell.ca

Recycle MY Electronics

The Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) operates an industry-led and government-approved recycling program for a range of electronic products.  EPRA offers retail drop-off locations throughout the province and also hosts collection events in some communities across the province.

Location: Visit recycleMYelectronics.ca to find a list of province-wide drop-off locations and collection events.
Phone: 1-888-503-3201
Web: recycleMYelectronics.ca

Think About It

If your cell phone is still in working order, consider passing it on to a friend or family member.

If you are selling or purchasing a second-hand phone, be sure to protect your data.

Always clear your personal information before recycling, selling or donating your phone.