Verizon Wireless offers phone and battery recycling
Portland, ME— Verizon Wireless
is making it simple for people in the United States to increase
the number of phones collected and do their part to protect the
Wireless customers can drop-off
old wireless phones and accessories from any wireless service
provider at any Verizon Wireless Communications Stores based throughout
the United States.
Wireless phones collected through
HopeLine® at Verizon Wireless Communication Stores across
the country are recycled or refurbished, with proceeds benefiting
local victims of domestic violence and local non-profit advocacy
Since the HopeLine phone recycling
efforts began in 2001, consumers across the United States have
donated nearly three million phones to HopeLine® and more
than 600,000 phones have been recycled.
In addition to wireless phones,
Verizon Wireless also collects spent rechargeable batteries for
recycling. In 2005 alone, nearly 150,000 pounds of batteries were
recycled through the national HopeLine and Charge Up to Recycle
programs, almost double the amount recycled in 2004.
For more information on Verizon
Wireless’ HopeLine program or for instructions on donating
wireless phones or rechargeable batteries, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.