Don’t trash your old phone. Phones can be recycled (but be sure to erase names and numbers in the memory). Staples and other retailers will take used ones. Some are refurbished and sold in developing countries; others are used for parts. Other recycling programs raise funds for charity, resell phones as alternatives to new ones, or provide phones to the homeless and victims of domestic violence. For more information on recycling, go to  www.charitablerecycling.com.