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Recycle your mobile phone

The Baka Recycling program offers free and environmentally friendly disposal of your mobile phone.

Phone recycling instructions:
  1. Before phones can be accepted for recycling, they must be deactivated or upgraded.
  2. Erase all personal/sensitive information from your phone including all pictures and videos.
  3. Remove all memory cards and/or SIM cards.
  4. Remove all passwords & User lock codes from the phone or set them to 0000.
  5. Completely discharge your mobile phone's battery.

Phones cannot be reclaimed after they have been sent in for recycling. This is a free service as a result no tax receipts will be issued for the recycled materials.

For more information on how to erase your personal information or details on your phone, select your device from the drop down list below.

If you are unable to find your device or need assistance call 1-800-268-1711 or use the contact us form.

$2 for every phone recycled will go to one of
the following charities:

Phone specific directions for information removal

Blackberry 7 Devices (9900, 9810, 9790, 9360, 9860, 9380)

  • Click the Blackberry key twice (the button with 7 the dots)
  • Scroll down and select the ‘Options’ icon (it looks like a wrench)
  • Scroll down and select ‘Security’
  • Scroll down and select ‘Security Wipe’
  • Select ‘Emails, Contacts, etc.’ and ‘User Installed Applications’
  • Underneath ‘Confirmation’ type in the word ‘blackberry’ and select the ‘Wipe Data’ button.

HTC Sensation/Raider/Desire Z/Wildfire S

  • Tap the App drawer icon (the square button with tiny squares in it next to ‘Phone’)
  • Scroll to the ‘Settings’ icon and tap it.
  • Scroll down and select ‘SD & phone storage’
  • At the bottom of the screen, select ‘Factory data reset’
  • To erase all data, photos and music select ‘Erase SD card’
  • At the bottom of the screen tap ‘Reset Phone’

iPhone 3GS/4/4GS iOS version 5

  • Tap ‘Settings’
  • Scroll down and tap ‘General’
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap ‘Reset’
  • Tap ‘Erase All content and Settings’

Motorola Atrix/XT860/Pro+

  • Tap the App drawer icon (it looks like a square within a square)
  • Scroll to the ‘Settings’ icon and tap it
  • Scroll down and tap ‘Privacy’
  • Tap ‘Factory data reset’
  • Select ‘Erase internal storage’
  • Select ‘Erase SD card’ only if you want to erase the removable micro SD card.
  • Tap ‘Reset phone’
  • Tap ‘Erase everything’

LG Optimus LTE (P930)/Eclypse/Optimus Net

  • Tap the App drawer icon (blue square with 4 white dots in it)
  • Scroll to the ‘Settings’ icon
  • Scroll down and tap ‘Privacy’
  • Tap ‘Factory data reset’
  • Select ‘Erase SD card’ to wipe all music and photos.
  • Tap ‘Reset phone’
  • Tap ‘Erase everything’

Samsung Galaxy S2/551/Gio/Galaxy W

  • Tap the Applications icon (blue square with 4 white squares in it)
  • Scroll to the side and tap ‘Settings’
  • Scroll down and tap ‘Privacy’
  • Tap ‘Factory data reset’
  • Select ‘Format USB storage’ to erase music and photos
  • Tap ‘Reset phone’
  • Tap ‘Erase everything’

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

  • Tap the App drawer icon (white circle with 6 white squares in it)
  • Scroll to the ‘Settings’ icon and tap it
  • Scroll down and tap ‘Backup & reset’
  • Tap ‘Factory data reset’
  • Tap ‘Reset phone’

Samsung C414/Rugby 2

  • Click the ‘OK’ button
  • Scroll down to ‘Settings’ and click the ‘OK’ button to select it
  • Scroll down to ‘Memory Management’ and select it
  • Select ‘Clear Memory’
  • Select ‘All’
  • Click the left shoulder button to select ‘Ok’

Nokia 6350

  • Click the middle ‘Menu’ button
  • Scroll to ‘Settings’ (wrench icon) and click the middle button to select it
  • Scroll down to ‘Rest. factory sett.’ and select it
  • Select ‘Restore settings only’
  • Click the middle button to select ‘Continue’

Samsung Entro

  • Tap the ‘Menu’ icon
  • Tap the ‘Settings’ icon
  • Scroll down and tap ‘Reset’
  • Tap ‘Reset Phone’
  • Tap ‘Proceed’
  • Input 1,3,7,9 and press ‘Done’ to confirm the reset

Sanyo Pro 700

  • Press the ‘Menu/OK’ button
  • Scroll to the ‘Settings’ icon and select it
  • Scroll down to ‘More’ and select it
  • Scroll down to ‘Security’ and select it
  • Enter in the lock code (The default lock code is 0000 or the last 4 digits of your phone number)
  • Scroll down to ‘Delete/Reset’ and select it
  • Scroll down to ‘Reset Phone’ and select it
  • After reading disclaimer press the ‘OK’ button
  • Press the left shoulder button to confirm the Reset

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