Sasktel is celebrating a milestone in their Phones for a Fresh Start program.
The crown corporation says they’ve collected 100,000 phones through their recycling program since it began in 2009.
Greg Jacobs, Communications Manager for Sasktel, says people are still encouraged to bring their old phones in.
“Now, as they have been since 2009, we are encouraging the people of Saskatchewan to go through their desk drawers, or their filing cabinets, and find that old phone that they don’t have any more use for, and donate it to the phones for a fresh start program because it goes to help a great cause.”
The money collected from recycled phones goes towards Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services Saskatchewan (PATHS), which is then used to purchase phones and phone cards for women avoiding domestic violence.
Jacobs says there are a number of reasons to recycle old cell phones.
“For a lot of people, there’s two sides to donating their phone. One is helping the people who are fleeing domestic violence, the other side is helping to keep our province green by keeping their cell phone that they don’t use anymore out of our landfills.”
Phone bins are being made available at Sasktel stores and authorized retailers starting Tuesday.