Old Cell Phones Banned From Trash Cans in Some Communities

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Several communities have announced bans on cell phones from trash pickup. But thanks to CellForCash.com residents now have a profitable alternative.

Over 11 million cell phones are retired each month in the US and most can easily make it to your local waste stream. In support of new state recycling laws communities are banning their disposal in local landfills.

One such community is Yolo County California. Effective February 9, 2006, residents are prohibited from disposing hazardous wastes items in their everyday garbage. Instead, hazardous waste items, including cell phones, must be recycled.

“The good news is that most hazardous waste items can be recycled for free” said Jennifer Caldwell, Waste Reduction Coordinator for Yolo County. Caldwell said that residents can drop off their recyclable items at the landfill.

But these bans could actually turn out to be an opportunity to make some extra cash for residents, if they find their way to http://www.CellForCash.com – the web site would like to pay consumers cash for the old cell phones that they want to get rid of.

“What people may not realize is that their old cell phones may have significant cash value – anywhere from a few dollars to well over $100 per phone,” said James Mosieur, chief executive officer of RMS Communications Group Inc., the parent company of CellForCash.com.

If your phone does not qualify for a cash payout CellForCash.com will recycle it for free. Printing a pre-paid mailing label from the website and handing the package to your postman is a lot more convenient than going to the landfill.

Programs banning electronic devices from regular trash pickups are becoming more common throughout the country, Mosieur said. The cash payments offered by http://www.CellForCash.com are a viable alternative to simply handing over old cell phones to recyclers who don’t pay for the devices.

CellForCash.com buys used cell phones and then re-markets them around the world. Some recycled cell phones are used in the company’s 911 Cell Phone Bank program, which provides no-cost emergency cell phones to elderly and abused throughout the country. About 1,000 cell phones are donated to law enforcement and other agencies every month.

“We are proud to be an industry leader in the responsible recycling of old phones,” Mosieur said.

About CellForCash.com

CellForCash.com pays cash for used cell phones, and makes the process simple by displaying the phones it will buy and the prices it will pay for them right on the web site. It also provides sellers with already-addressed, postage-paid mailing boxes. The site lists over 500 models from 21 manufacturers including Motorola, Nokia and Samsung. For more information visit the web site at http://www.CellForCash.com.

About RMS Communications Group Inc.

Based in Ocala, Fla., RMS Communications Group Inc. provides consumers and businesses a convenient way to get cash for cell phones that otherwise lay idle. Phones may qualify regardless of manufacturer – Motorola, Nokia, LG, etc.; or service provider - Sprint, Verizon, Cingular, T-Mobile, etc. The company often partners with non-profit organizations that find the collection and sale of old cell phones to be an excellent source of revenue. More information can be found at http://www.CellPhoneRecycling.com.

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