Recycle your cellular phone
Americans throw out more than 125 million cellular phones each year, resulting in more than 65,000 tons of waste that is laced with toxic components like lead and mercury. On average, cellular phones in the United States are discarded and replaced with newer models after only 12 months, In developing nations, cellular phones help people in areas that lack reliable landlines.
Your cellular phone can have a second life. Many charities collect old phones, refurbish them, and send them to people in need. You can resell a newer phone on eBay. And be sure to check with the manufacturer of your phone-they may a take-back program that will recycle it properly.