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Going green just got easier thanks to the initiatives of the U.S. Postal Service. If you have old cellphones, PDAs, digital cameras or any other electronic devices lying around and gathering dust, don’t just toss them out. Give USPS a chance to reclaim them back for a greener tomorrow.

USPS is working with MaxBack, an electronics recycling company, as a partner in an effort to reduce the problem of e-waste and landfills. USPS has now made the recycling program available at 3100 retail locations across the United States. For customers it is a double-headed benefit as they can now reduce the electronic clutter around the house and also earn some cash by depositing their junk at these locations.

Gary Reblin, vice president of Domestic Products said:

“The U.S. Postal Service is making recycling your old cell phone quicker and easier than ever before. 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.”

You can visit the Recycle Through USPS page on the website and follow the 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 device does not qualify for a buyback, you can use the free mail-back recycling envelopes at the locations to ship and dispose of the waste electronics.

Do you know of similar recycling schemes in other countries? If so, let us know!


Source: USPS

  1. Mike
    September 27, 2012 at 7:35 am

    This is great news for people with old mobiles for sale. Seems BuyBack is basically the US version of the UK's Post Office mobile phone recycling service called Simply Drop. More can be found but I hope this helps many people in the US as well as hopefully the environment also.


  2. HLJonnalagadda
    September 25, 2012 at 11:31 am

    That is awesome! If only there was something similar here..

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