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U.S. Postal Service provides cash for old electronic devices

The U.S. Postal Service has expanded the availability of a recycling program to over 3,100 retail locations. Customers can now trade in their old electronic gadgets for cash.

“The U.S. Postal Service is making recycling old cell phones quicker and easier than ever before,” said Gary Reblin, vice president of domestic products. “We’ve expanded this recycling program to offer more consumers the opportunity to protect the environment and put some money in their pocket at the same time and with USPS, the shipping is free.”

The Postal Service is working with MaxBack, an electronics recycling company, which specializes in reducing waste that ends up in landfills by either buying back or simply recycling unwanted electronics. Visit and follow four easy steps to find out how much your old cell phone is worth and to see if your items qualify for instant cash:

Even if your old electronic device isn’t worth a dime, free recycling mail-back envelopes are available at participating USPS locations, making it easy for customers to ship their used small electronics (cell phones, PDAs, MP3 players, digital cameras or used ink jet cartridges).

Cell phones and electronics that are damaged and unusable are remanufactured or recycled by MaxBack’s parent company Environmental Reclamation Services (ERS), a zero-landfill, reverse-logistics company owned by Clover Technologies Group, Inc. ERS has been in business in Erie, Pennsylvania for two decades and is a recycler of printer cartridges and small electronics.