Phone Donations

give life to your old device

Every year, millions of electronic devices are thrown away – crowding landfills, creating hazardous waste, and hurting our environment. Give your old phones, tablets, and accessories a new, sustainable life with Medic’s Phone Donation Program. With our recycling partners The Wireless Alliance and ProRecycle, we safely resell and/or recycle your devices to fund our work in Africa and Asia. 

Collect your used
phones and devices

Package in box or
shipping envelope

Print a free
shipping label

ship it!


Explore common questions about donating your phone. Still have questions? Contact us

Unfortunately, our recycling partners do not cover the costs that are incurred with duty, customs, and international shipping fees. If you are interested in donating your devices, please send your package directly to our recycling partner and expect to incur all related duty, customs, and international shipping charges. Contact us at with any questions!

We take any phone, any age, working or not! You don’t need to include chargers, batteries, or accessories, but we gladly accept those, too. We also accept iPods, digital cameras, and tablets. See a full list of accepted items here. We do not currently accept phone cases or screen protectors.

Our recycling partner, The Wireless Alliance, responsibly recycles our donated phones in the USA.

Our recycling partner, ProRecycle, responsibly recycles our donated phones in Canada.

We take data security and privacy very seriously, and our recycling partner erases all data through a secure process certified through R2, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001. Learn more here.

When you donate a device, we collect personal information such as your name, shipping address, and email address. If you opt out of future messaging, your information will be added to a “do not contact” list. 

We may use the information you provide for any lawful purpose, including the following:

  • To communicate with you, including to share information about services or products you have requested, to request donations, etc.
  • To process your shipping label.
  • To help us engage with persons who may wish to donate to Medic.
  • As otherwise disclosed at the time of collection or use.

We do not rent, share, or sell your personal information to outside marketers. 

Your donated devices are refurbished for sale or recycled safely, and Medic receives the value of each recycled phone to be put towards building open-source software for community health. 

Your “from” (return) address is all we need. The “to” portion is built into the free label behind the scenes. Just add your address, create the shipping label, affix it to your box securely, seal the box, and drop the box off at USPS or Canada Post. They’ll take care of the rest!

If you don’t have a printer, we unfortunately won’t be able to supply you with a free shipping label. However, you can still take your package to USPS directly and mail the items to the following address:

Medic Phone Donations
c/o The Wireless Alliance
1275 Rock Creek Cir
Lafayette, CO 80026-9531

Yes. You can access one here.

Yes, please! Amazing companies and organizations have held phone drives, including Merck, Clif Bar, Marsh, and more. If you’d like to hold a corporate or community drive and need more information, please email us at

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