As Mobile Beacon continues to transition our current active customers to the new Sprint 4G LTE network, we want to ensure that the discontinued CLEAR WiMAX devices are discarded responsibly.
While customers do not need to return their current WiMAX device(s) to Mobile Beacon, we do support discarding them responsibly and e-recycle them at a local facility.
As part of Sprint’s corporate responsibility program, Sprint’s Good Works strives to minimize the impact their business has on our environment. Since resources and regulation for e-waste recycling differ from state to state, Sprint has compiled a recycling resource list by State here.
A Growing Problem
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), e-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the country.
E-Waste Recycling—it might be a law.
So far, 25 states have mandated statewide e-waste recycling. Not only is recycling your 4G device a responsible thing to do, it might be the law.
“Mobile devices have done wonders for our country and our world. And the employees of Sprint are working to ensure that the costs never outweigh the benefits.”
Start Recycling Now!
Here’s a handy directory of a select group of reputable US electronics recyclers*:
Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) listing of R2 certified electronics recyclers
E-Steward listing of certified electronics recyclers
The Dell-Goodwill Reconnect Program
*special thanks to Jim Lynch at TechSoup Global for assistance in developing this list of options.