A pile of old cell phonesCell Phone Recycling

The Greater Sudbury Public Library has expanded our cell phone recycling program to provide more drop-off locations within the Greater Sudbury community.  There are now six libraries participating in the Recycle My Cell program.  While you can drop off your old cell phones at any branch, the six locations that will now host a drop-box are Main, New Sudbury, South End, Valley East, Capreol and Lively.

Did you know that the average consumer keeps a cell phone for about 2 years and only 12% of used devices are currently being recycled?  The rest are stored, gifted or thrown out.  About 96% of the materials in an average cell phone are recyclable so do your part to reduce the 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste that is disposed of each year worldwide.

Recycle My Cell is Canada's national recycling program for mobile phones and accessories.  This free program is run by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), in conjunction with cell phone carriers and handset manufacturers, who have come together to raise awareness about the importance of cell phone recycling.