Most of us know better than to toss old phones into the garbage can, but we don’t have much of an idea about what else there is we can do with them.
If your phone is completely broken, you might try and recycle it, though there aren’t a lot of convenient options out there to recycle old phones.
Most recycling facilities won’t take them and those recyclers that do specialize in recycling used electronics are hard to find, and may even charge you for disposal.
If on the other hand, you think it’s still worth something (and it probably is), you might try and sell it off on Craigslist or eBay, but there’s no guarantee it’ll sell.
And even if you do manage to find a potential buyer, you’ll be stuck with the hassle of haggling overpricing, arranging for and paying for shipping, or scheduling a time to meet up with someone you’ve never met before to sell it off.
If you’re a business with hundreds of used phones, it’s even more difficult.