Self-serve cell phone recycling coming soon

October 5, 2009 5:26:28 PM PDT
If a new experiment in Omaha goes well, people will soon be able to recycle cell phones at a self-service ATM-like like kiosk.

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Eco ATM says its kiosks will electronically inspect the phone and makes an offer. If it is accepted, a store credit or gift card is printed right on the spot.

The systems are expected to come to the Bay Area by next year and eventually will allow recycling of other electronic products as well.

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