Cell phones are almost becoming disposable these days, I’ve had two or three in the last five years. Getting a new one means getting rid of the old one and something you shouldn’t forget is the data that’s on the old phone. Recycling is a must when it comes to cell phones but before just dropping it off make sure you reset it back to factory defaults, and most importantly erase all your data. That means pictures, phone book entries, text messages, etc.
You might be thinking it will take a bit of time to do all that but thanks to the folks at Wireless Recycling it’s pretty easy. On their site you can find instructions for resetting almost any cell phone, restoring to the way it was when you purchased it.
So do your part by recycling old phones just don’t forget to erase all the data first.