Phoneraiser™ was founded in 2003 to provide an environmentally responsible way for organizations to raise funds. With over 23,000 collection partners, Phoneraiser is the nation’s largest recycling fundraiser. Phoneraiser provides corporations, individuals, non-profits and others a fast and easy avenue of raising money by collecting used cell phones and inkjet cartridges.

There are over half a billion retired cell phones in the United States. Add to that over 100 million printers installed in homes and businesses, and you can start to see the potential for environmental disaster. The Phoneraiser program allows organizations and individuals a way to safeguard their neighborhood while they raise money. Phoneraiser has already written over $1 million worth of checks.


If not disposed of properly, cell phones are damaging to our air, soil and water:
  • One cell phone can pollute up to 132,000 liters of drinking water.
  • Cell phones (and other electronic devices) contain toxic substances such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, and beryllium that can pollute the air when burned in incinerators and leach into soil and drinking water when buried in landfills.
  • Cadmium can damage the kidneys and it is transferred through the air and through our food.
  • Lead Accumulates in land fills and can cause damage to the central and peripheral nervous systems.
  • Mercury gets into our water supply and accumulates in living organisms and travels up the food chain. The principal exposure pathway is through our food and it causes brain damage.
  • Phoneraiser campaigns are good for our environment because all collected cell phones and electronic devices are either refurbished or disposed of using only the most ecologically sound methods.
Program Highlights
  • No cost to participate
  • No selling involved
  • Most donations are tax deductible
  • Safeguards the environment
  • Get paid in 10 days
  • 100% profit
  • Up to $5 per inkjet cartridge
  • Up to $300 per cell phone
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