Special to The Sun
In honor of Earth Day (April 22), U.S. Cellular encourages people to recycle their old electronic devices and is providing incentives to do so. Customers can get up to $250 when they trade in qualified smartphones — including Apple® iPhones — at U.S. Cellular retail locations through the company’s Trade-in Program.
Statistics on the numbers of electronics that are not being recycled are sobering; of the 141 million mobile phones that were discarded in 2009 (the most recent data available), only 12 million were recycled, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Thirty percent of people who do not recycle their used cell phones refrain from doing so because they don’t know where to recycle their devices, according to an online poll conducted by Earth911.
To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com.