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Take-Back Info for Businesses: Cell Phones

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items that must be accepted
legal requirements
how to comply 

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cell phone take-back info for consumers 

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Items That Must Be Accepted 

Any type of mobile telephone (any device used by subscribers and other users of wireless telephone service to access such service).

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Legal Requirements 

Applicable Law:

New York State Wireless Recycling Act
NY State ECL, Article 27, Title 23 

Businesses Affected:

All wireless telephone service providers. This includes all retailers who sell cell phones with service plans. 

Additional Info:

Call2Recycle is a program to help retailers set up cell phone recycling programs. Visit Call2Recycle's website leaving NYCWasteLess or call (800) 8-BATTERY (800-822-8837). For info about the law, visit the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation leaving NYCWasteLess.

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How To Comply

1.

Partner with a charity, manufacturer, or recycler for the collection of cell phones.
2.   

Accept, at no charge, up to ten used wireless telephones from any person during normal business hours, or pay for the shipping of used wireless telephones to a recycling program directly from that person.

3.    

Prominently display a sign indicating that used wireless telephones are accepted or free postage paid envelopes are provided. For information about free images and signs visit business take-back signs.

4.     

Post program information on your website.

5.      

Ensure each used wireless telephone accepted or shipped is recycled, reused, or disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.

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