MAY 2009

2.5 million wireless devices recycled for military use

AT&T and Cell Phones For Soldiers (CPFS) celebrated a new milestone. With the help of thousands of wireless customers across the country, AT&T and the charity have recycled more than 2.5 million wireless devices since Earth Day 2008, beating their Earth Day 2009 goal by more than 700,000 phones.

CPFS recycles used cell phones and uses the proceeds to buy free phone cards for United States troops overseas. Last Earth Day, AT&T and CPFS invited wireless customers to help the charity collect at least 1.8 million phones by Earth Day 2009.

CPFS’s recycling partner, ReCellular, estimates that recycling 2.5 million phones has prevented more than 153 tons of e-waste from entering landfills.

AT&T offers two ways for consumers to donate phones. Wireless customers of any carrier can drop off used cell phones and accessories at any of the 2,000-plus AT&T stores or download a free shipping label from