Phone Recycling Made Easy on Earth Day

April 20, 2009

Consumers can help preserve the Earth’s resources and support victims of domestic violence this Earth Day – and every day – by recycling their no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories through Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine® phone recycling and refurbishing program. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recycling 1 million phones would save enough energy to power 185 U.S. households with electricity for one year, so every phone donated can make a difference.

 

Buying a New Phone? Recycle Your Old One

Verizon Wireless includes a postage-paid phone donation envelope in welcome packages customers receive when purchasing or upgrading to new phones online. Customers can simply put their old phones, batteries and accessories in the envelope and put it in the mail. It’s quick and easy.

 

Visit a Store to Donate a Phone and Learn More about Cell Phone Recycling

Verizon Wireless provides collection bins and information about cell phone recycling through HopeLine at its Communications Stores across the country. Visit a store, drop your phone in the bin and go.

 

Online Mailing Label Makes Phone Donations Easy

Can’t stop by a Verizon Wireless Communications Store? Print a postage-paid label from the Verizon Wireless Web site at www.verizonwireless.com/hopelinemailinglabel, adhere it to a box or envelope and mail the phones to HopeLine. Seal and send.

 

Other Ways to Be “Green”

In addition to recycling an old wireless phone, mobile users can also make a difference this Earth Day by “going green” with some simple steps that will help conserve the Earth’s resources, including:

• Use a power strip for your wireless phone or PDA chargers, and then make sure to switch it off when everything has been charged so you don’t use “phantom” energy.

• Improve battery life and reduce the need for charging by changing the settings of your wireless phone or PDA's backlighting.

• Save paper by signing up for Verizon Wireless’ paperless Green Bill and eliminate the monthly bill in your mailbox. Register at www.verizonwireless.com/myverizon.

• Save gas and commuting costs by using VZ NavigatorSM or use Mobile Broadband service to create a mobile office on-the-go.

 

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Greendale High School holds first induction ceremony to new Athletic Hall of Fame 2/5

» Former MLB player John Mallee to coach at Prospect Training Academy 2/5

» Black Bear Bottling named 2015 Business of the Year by South Suburban Chamber of Commerce 2/4

» Oak Creek Common Council denies police chief's request for 7.5-percent raise — at least for 2016 2/4

» Greendale cupcake business on hiatus to advocate for statewide 'Cookie Bill' Updated:  2/4

» Oak Creek girls basketball team gets defensive in win over Franklin 2/2

» Oak Creek wrestlers claim third SEC dual-meet title 2/2

» Franklin boys basketball team adapts, earns big win over Creek 2/2

» Hales Corners vies for fruity trees through Victory Garden Initiative 2/2

» Tickets now on sale for annual 'Taste of Oak Creek-Franklin' fundraiser 2/2

» Updated rankings of area prep boys and girls basketball teams and players 2/1

» Oak Creek's former city hall, library now demolished 2/1

» Positive and uplifting stories in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country in January 2/1

» Oak Creek girls basketball team outlasts Franklin, 47-39 1/29

» Festival Foods looks to build at old Kmart location along Highway 100 Updated:  1/29

» Greendale School District announces names of candidates for superintendent position 1/29

» Greendale's annual 'I Left My Heart on Broad Street' to be held Feb. 13 1/29

» Southridge Mall to grant scholarships for nearby high school seniors, now accepting applications 1/28

» Oak Creek participates in national Water and Health Study 1/27

» Southridge Mall's Starbucks closed for renovation, McDonald's closed for good 1/27

» Level-headed Cleary is new leading scorer for Oak Creek boys 1/27

» Oak Creek wrestlers storm to another major meet title 1/26

» Oak Creek girls basketball team gets road-tested, pushes past Kimberly 1/26

» Franklin joins Light and Unite Red Week to fight substance abuse 1/26

» New Oak Creek Goodwill Store to host grand opening 1/25

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Advertisement