Used cellphones can be recycled at cellular retail stores such as AT&T and Verizon, as of 2015. Designated cellphone recycling programs, such as ecoATM or Cell Phones for Soldiers, also accept cellphones.
To recycle a cellphone through a major cellular company, visit a local retail store. Cellphones can be recycled at ecoATMs at various locations. Depending on the phone being recycled, ecoATM may give a cash payout for the device. Cell Phones for Soldiers accepts gently used phones to later be donated to overseas soldiers. Phones can be donated to Cell Phone for Soldiers by shipping or by visiting a designated location.