A Device Buyback & Recycling Leader

GRC Wireless Transforms Environmental Challenge into Great Opportunity

The wireless industry has revolutionized the world and enhanced our lives in countless ways, but has simultaneously brought on a growing environmental concern. There are now more mobile devices (7.2 billion devices) than people on planet Earth. Wireless devices contain numerous toxic elements, including lead, mercury, cadmium, chlorine and arsenic. Over 750 million mobile devices are retired worldwide annually, yet only 20% are recycled in any form or fashion. It is critical that economically and logistically viable zero landfill recycling solutions are implemented, as the billions of retired mobile devices pose an existential threat to our planet’s ecosystem.

GRC Wireless Pioneered Incentive Based RecyclingSM in 2002

Founded in 2002, GRC Wireless has emerged as a leader in cell phone, smartphone & tablet recycling. We are the pioneer of Incentive Based RecyclingSM, a recycling system designed to maximize the financial return to our participants. We believe that the key to sustainable, long term device recycling is strong financial incentive to the recycling entity. As such, we designed all aspects of our recycling model around this singular principle. Our programs provide innovative zero landfill programs designed to incentivize businesses, lost & founds, nonprofits, government agencies and law enforcement organizations to responsibly recycle cell phones, smartphones & tablets. GRC Wireless has responsibly recycled over 10 million devices since 2002, and our participants have earned tens of millions of dollars through our family of buyback and recycling programs.

GRC Wireless in the News

Nov. 2020 – Impact of Covid-19 on Global Green and Recycled Mobile Phone Market is Ready to Set Outstanding Growth in 2020

Sept. 2019 – Buy, sell, donate: There’s life in those old cellphones

April. 2019 – GRC Wireless Marks 10 Million Devices Recycled Since 2002

Feb. 2019 – Green and Recycled Mobile Phone Market Sales Volume Forecast by Application 2018-2025

Dec. 2018 – Global Green and Recycled Mobile Phone – Industry Overview, Insights, Investment Analysis, Outlook and Forecast 2025

May 2018 – Green and Recycled Mobile Phone Market Estimated To Witness a Phenomenal Growth by 2022

May 2017 – Recycling International Magazine – Anniversary for GRC Wireless: Seven Million Phones Later

April 2017 – GRC Wireless Celebrates 15 Years of Cell Phone & Smartphone Recycling

Oct. 2015 – People Are Selling Their iPhones Way Faster Than They Used To

Sept. 2015 – Trading in Your Google Nexus Phone Will Be No Fun at All

May 2015 – GRC Wireless on ABC’s Jeopardy!

Feb. 2015 – SmartphoneTradeIn.com Processes 7.5 Million Phones

Jan. 2015 – SmartphoneTradeIn.com Announces Refer A Friend Program

Nov. 2014 – Sell Your Used Smartphones For Extra Holiday Cash

Jan. 2013 – SmartphoneTradeIn.com Wins Price War for Highest BlackBerry Buyback Prices

Nov. 2012 – Video – GRC Wireless on ABC TV

May 2012 – SmartphoneTradeIn.com Launched by Cell Phone Buyback Leader GRC Wireless

Aug. 2011 – Video – GRC Wireless’ Shelter Alliance Program on NBC TV

July 2011 – Operation Gratitude Reaches $100,000 in Earnings through Cell Phone Recycling

Apr. 2010 – E-Scrap News – From the Source: The Growth of Cell Phone Recycling

Apr. 2008 – Cell Phone Recycling Leader GRC Wireless Processes Over 500,000 Cell Phones in the First Quarter of 2008

Oct. 2007 – Cell Phone Recycling Leader GRC Wireless Expands Cell Phone Recycling Operations

Jan. 2005 – Inc. Magazine – A New Industry Dials Up Growth

Sept. 2004 – Wireless Review – Byproduct Backlash

Sept. 2004 – Miami Herald – Upward Mobility for Cellular Phone Users

Aug. 2004 – Sun-Sentinel – Doing Well While Doing Good

Aug.2004 – Wall Street Journal – Cell Phone Boneyard