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Cell phones

It is illegal to dispose of this item in the trash in Chittenden County, VT.

Disposal options

  • Donate: Cell phones, cell phone batteries and chargers are accepted at StepsVT. The cell phones can be any age, in any condition, and even have missing parts.
  • Many local electronics and cell phone stores have take-back programs to recycle old cell phones.
  • Cell phones, pagers and PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) are accepted for disposal at all CSWD Drop-Off Centers except the Burlington location.


  • No fee.

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

Phones are included in the list of electronics that are banned from trash disposal.

For more information, see the electronics recycling page.