CellForCash.com May Pay for Cell Phones Banned From Trash in Westchester County, NY

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Tossing a cell phone in the trash in Westchester County will be against the law as of June 1. With fines as much as $250 it is good to know there is a profitable alternative. Thanks to CellForCash.com residents can avoid fines and make a little money too.

It is estimated that more than 50,000 cell phones are retired each month by Westchester County residents and because of their size, most can easily make it to the waste stream.

County Legislature unanimously approved a bill which goes into effect today designed to keep these potential polluters out of landfills and incinerators. Penalties start with a warning after the first offense, $150 for a second offense and $250 for a third.

Westchester County is not the first community to prohibit residents from discarding cell phones in household trash. In early February a new law went into effect in the State of California. Residents of the state cannot put hazardous wastes items in their everyday garbage. Instead, these items, including cell phones, must be recycled.

These bans could actually turn out to be an opportunity for residents to make some extra money. If they find their way to http://www.CellForCash.com – the web site will pay them cash for the old cell phones 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, CEO of RMS Communications Group Inc., the company that operates CellForCash.com.

If your phone does not qualify for a cash payout CellForCash.com will recycle it for free. Simply print a pre-paid mailing label from the website and hand the package to your postman. This is certainly a lot more convenient than making a trip to a local drop off location.

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 pays for over 500 different models of used cell phones and then re-markets them around the world. Some recycled cell phones are used in the company’s 911 program, which provides no-cost emergency cell phones to elderly and abused throughout the country. Over 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.

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