Check with your nearest cell phone store.  Most of the following will take back cell phones.

  • Alltel
  • Batteries Plus
  • Black & Decker
  • Cingular Wireless
  • Circuit City

  • Home Depot
  • Lowe’s
  • Office Depot
  • Radio Shack
  • Sears
  • US Cellular
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Sprint
Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR)
355 Cottage Grove Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
616-452-7779

Accepts computers, copiers, printers, monitors, keyboards, televisions, VCRs, radios, telephones, routers, cables, scanners, digital cameras, computer parts, non-PCB ballasts, etc. from commercial customers for a fee. Residential drop-offs are not accepted at this time. Please visit the website for a complete list of services provided.

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Batteries Unlimited
3662 Clyde Park SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
616-534-1142

Accepts scrap batteries, including cell phone batteries, hearing aid batteries, etc.  No alkaline batteries.

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Best Buy
3410 Alpine Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
616-785-6779

Accepts TVs and videos, computers and tablets, cell phones and radios, appliances, ink and toner, rechargeable batteries, audio, home, music and movies, video games and gadgets, cameras and camcorders, car audio and video and GPS.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

Some items may have fees associated with recycling.

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Call2Recycle – Rechargeable Battery Recycling Coalition
877-723-1297

Accepts rechargeable batteries, single use batteries (only at specific locations and for a fee), damaged or recalled batteries, cellphones and their batteries.

Multiple locations.

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Cascade Engineering
5175 36th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-975-4800

Accepts electronics, cell phones, ink jet cartridges, office supplies, books, phone books, magazines, eyeglasses, sports equipment, winter clothing for children, and business attire for women.

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Cell Phones for Soldiers
678-580-1976

Accepts cell phones for reuse to donate to soldiers.

Mail-in program.

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CellPhoneBank.org
866-290-7864

Accepts cell phones to reuse, allowing individuals access to cellular communication for 911 (emergency only) calls.

Mail-in program.

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Comprenew
616-451-4400

Accepts office and household electronics, computer components and accessories, and other e-waste.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

Some items may have fees associated with recycling.

Multiple locations.

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Grand Rapids YWCA
25 Sheldon Boulevard SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-459-4681

Will resell cell phones to a refurbishing and recycling partner. The proceeds will be used to care for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault here in our community.

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iPhone Antidote
4040 Civic Center Drive, suite 200
San Raphael, CA 94903
888-333-0635

Accepts and purchases old iPhones & Samsung phones. Program is free of charge. Shipping label provided. Call for information.

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Kent County Recycling & Education Center
977 Wealthy SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
616-632-7920

Accepts residential recycling and consumer electronics. Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors & TVs are not accepted at this location.

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Lowe’s Home Improvement
800-445-6937

Accepts appliances, plastic plant trays/pots/tags, rechargeable batteries, cell phones, CFL bulbs, and plastic shopping bags.

Multiple locations.

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ReCellular

Accepts cell phones for trade-in and recycling services.

Multiple locations/mail-in program.

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Safe Haven Ministries
3501 Lake Eastbrook Blvd. SE Suite 335
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616-452-6664

Accepts used cell phones to recycle through Shelter Alliance, which raises funds to support Safe Haven’s programs.

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South Kent Recycling & Waste Center
10300 South Kent Drive SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
616-632-7920

Accepts the following items for recycling: appliances, electronics, tires, cardboard, Christmas lights, and propane tanks.  Accepts general refuse for disposal.  Some items may have fees associated with them.

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Staples
800-333-3330

Accepts office/consumer electronics, ink/toner cartridges, rechargeable batteries, and confidential documents for shredding.  No TVs or appliances.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

Multiple locations.

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TechPayout

Accepts iPhones, smartphones, tablets, headphones, Apple watches, etc.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

Mail-in program.

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Valley City Electronic Recycling
2929 32nd Street SE
Kentwood, MI 49512
616-855-1090

Accepts computer systems/accessories, medical equipment, telecom equipment, and rechargeable batteries.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

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