The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) coordinates a nationwide mobile phone recycling and refurbishment program called Recycle My Cell . Most cell phone retailers will accept your old phone and charger back for recycling or go to drop off locations .
If you don't want to take it into a store, a prepaid shipping label is available through recyclemycell.ca so that you can parcel up your unwanted phone and charger and drop them in the mail. Call2Recycle Call2Recycle is a product stewardship program for cell phones and batteries. Go to www.call2recycle.org for a complete list of free drop off locations. Call2Recycle does not accept cell phone chargers.
In the Capital Region, London Drugs, Hartland landfill recycling area, Rogers, Fido, Connect, Sound Advice, Tom Harris Cellular and Project Redial with Canadian Diabetes are some of the facilities that accept used cell phones, batteries and chargers for recycling.
Be sure to wipe out any personal information before recycling your cell phones. Asset Investment Recovery offers a secure electronic media destruction service.
Not all of the facilities listed below are part of the Product Stewardship program. If they are not they may charge a recycling fee.