Cell phone recycling is easy! Once you collect your cell phones to recycle, a free shipping label can be printed from our website.
If you are recycling five (5) or more cell phones, Big Sky Recycling will pay for your shipping costs by providing a prepaid USPS shipping label.
Alternatively, our selfpaid shipping option saves Big Sky Recycling on shipping costs and allows us make a larger impact by providing more to charitable causes.
Big Sky Recycling accepts all makes and models of cell phones, working or broken: flip phones, messenger phones, smartphones, and iPhones.
Along with all makes and models of cell phones, we recycle iPads & Tablets, iPods & MP3 Players, E-readers, Chromebooks and Laptops.
Please contact us if you are interested in recycling a device thats not listed here!
Yes, Big Sky Recycling will gladly recycle your cell phone chargers, cords, and accessories.
Upon requesting a shipping label we will provide you with a pre-shipment check list, including instructions on how to remove your accounts and erase personal data. These step-by-step directions can also be found here.
If you are unable or unsure how to erase your data we are happy to help. Big Sky Recycling follows strict standards of operations, ensuring data destruction on all recycled electronics.
Yes, please include the batteries with your cell phones.
It’s very important things to ensure that battery terminals are not exposed. Cell phones are designed to keep batteries grounded when attached, so don’t disconnect or remove batteries. If you are sending an extra battery, be sure to put a piece of tape over the battery terminals and pack as tight as you can with bubble wrap, kraft paper or newspaper.
If you don’t have access to a printer and are recycling 1-4 phones you can simply write in our mailing address: Big Sky Recycling PO Box 13160 Portland, OR 97213.
If you don’t have access to a printer and are requesting a prepaid shipping label, we will mail you a label. To request a mailed label, please contact us.
No, at this time we do not accept televisions or desktop monitors. We recommend finding a local recycling center for these items.
Instruction manuals, paperwork and original boxes can be recycled with your curbside cardboard recycling. If you do not have access to these at-home recycling services, Big Sky Recycling is happy to recycle them for you.
A B Corp, or benefit company, is a type of corporation or limited liability company that considers it’s impact on society and the environment in the business decision-making process, in addition to earning a profit.
As a Pending Certified B Corporation, Big Sky Recycling meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
Most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and nonprofits alone. The B Corp community works towards reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment and stronger communities.
Big Sky Recycling uses the power of cell phones and e-waste to help the world. Through the recycling of cell phones and electronics we help in reducing e-waste while supporting environmental, social and military nonprofits through the recycling, buyback, and resale of cell phones.
We love nonprofits! We love them so much, Big Sky Recycling was built around the idea of giving back to nonprofits. Unfortunately, this alone does not qualify us as a nonprofit.
After countless hours talking with professionals, we found the most effective way to give back was to become a Certified B Corp. Rest-assured, although we are not a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, profits from all sales help to support nonprofits!
Big Sky Recycling was built around the idea of giving back to nonprofits but this does not qualify us as a nonprofit and therefore cannot provide tax deduction documents.
However, we would be happy to provide you with a receipt of your donations, please contact us to request one.
Since Big Sky Recycling regularly changes the nonprofit charities we support we are unable to attribute your donation to one specific group. However, we would be happy to attribute your donation to a nonprofit from a category of your choosing (i.e. Military, Environment or Humanitarian). Please contact us to request a nonprofit charity category for your donation.