I started cleaning out a closet in our house that is full of shelves that have not be cleaned out in many years. I don't trade cell phones in when they die or need upgrading and I found a box full of old phones. I have 10 old phones and did remove all of the batteries. First question is what do I do with the old batteries? Then what to do with the old phones. About half of the phones did not have Simm cards so I am guessing they have some old info on them. Not sure what kind of info in on the other phones as I did not reset them to factory specs before turning them off.
Web search of what to do had not been helpful. There are lots of companies who offer free mailing to them for recycling and suggest they are secure. Yeah, right.