Recycle cell phones to domestic violence victims

The program protects lives and the environment.

Tacoma’s new cell phone recycling program will put unwanted phones into the hands of domestic violence victims to call 911. The program also will keep old phones out of landfills.

Tacoma Solid Waste Management and the Human Rights & Human Services Department is partnering with Tacoma Goodwill Industries to help protect lives and protect the environment with its cell phone recycling program, “Old Phones, New Chances.”

Recycle unwanted cell phones (with battery and charger) at these collection locations:

– Tacoma Goodwill donation stations – For addresses and hours, call (253) 272-5166 or visit www.tacomagoodwill.org;

– Tacoma Recycling Center – 3510 S. Mullen St. (Tacoma Landfill), 8 a.m.-6 p.m., daily;

– Tacoma Public Utilities lobby – 3628 S. 35th St., 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; and

– Tacoma Municipal Building (2nd floor lobby) – 747 Market St., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information about “Old Phones, New Chances,” call Tacoma’s Human Rights & Human Services Department at 253/591-5151, or visit www.cityoftacoma.org/recycle.

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