TechBits: cell phone recycling ATM (5.2.12)

{} {} A new ATM-like device allows instant recycling- and payouts- for old cell phones.

{} {}The Eco-ATM has simple operation. {}You simply enter the make and model of your hone, and get a rough price estimate. {}Then, plug in the phone to run diagnostics and get a final price. {}After that, you can simply insert the phone and get your money. {}You can also have your money donated to charity.

{} {} It's a faster option than electronics recycling web sites. {}With those, you send in your cell phone, then get a check back by mail.

{} {} There are also local options for recycling electronics- but most are centered more on responsible disposal, rather than paying for old devices.