A few weeks let you know about TELUS launching a new trade-in recycling initiative, but today it’s been officially unveiled. They’ve partnered up with US-based eRecyclingCorps and depending on the condition of your old/unwanted device they’ll give you a certain dollar amount – if your device is considered to be worthless, TELUS will donate $3 to Tree Canada. You can only trade-in 3 devices at one time (up “to a maximum combined value of $200”) and you can use the funds to purchase a new handset or accessory, but you must renew or activate a new account. In addition, to get value for your “devices require a working battery and battery door cover”.
In a press release today TELUS stated that 61% of those surveyed (1,011 Canadian adults) have between 1-5 old cell phones lying around their home. In addition, 61% also stated that they would happy to get something for returning their device.
As stated before, tablets are not currently eligible, but internet keys can be traded in. This program is now available at 700 TELUS locations across Canada.