Our Story

Our Story

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We are building a sustainable pathway to a better tomorrow as planet Earth’s largest protector from mobile device e-waste. 

ecoATM is a renowned leader in reducing electronic waste and finding value in gently used electronics. We offer a simpler and safer way to sell devices, all while taking the initiative to create a greener planet.

Together, we’re here to change how the world thinks about pre-owned consumer technology and make a lasting, positive impact on the world we live in.

Our Brand

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What is ecoATM? We're the secure, sustainable, simple and rewarding way to sell or recycle your smartphone. With 4,800 locations and over a decade, ecoATM is the smart choice for any used smartphone you may have laying around at home. Not only can you earn instant cash, but you'll also be joining the fight against electronic waste. It's a win for your wallet and a win for the planet. 

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Sustainability

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While we all love our electronic devices, e-waste has long been identified as a global concern, especially with the increase of mobile device production. ecoATM was established to address this problem, while providing a more financially and environmentally responsible way to sell and recycle personal electronics.

For the past ten years, we’ve grown in our high environmental standards and are proud to have collected over 28 million devices. Limiting the amount of e-waste that enters our environment is a major way our company contributes to the greater good for the planet. 

Our Technology

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We power the smartphone re‑use and recycle revolution with our innovative technology. ecoATM kiosks are automated machines that make it simple and convenient for consumers to sell back unwanted smart devices. ecoATM kiosks are located in a variety of retailers across the US and Europe, paying consumers on-the-spot for used smart devices.

What Makes Us Unique 

Everything we do is for our consumers. There’s no one like us that combines convenience, instant financial gratification, green practices and a safe and secure process all in one place.

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Convenience

We have over 4,500 kiosk locations so that no special trips are needed. Customers can drop off their devices while grocery shopping or picking up essentials at our grocery and discount partner stores.

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Instant Reward

It takes about 10 minutes to sell your device at an ecoATM kiosk. No haggling, no waiting, no dealing with strangers and no mail-in required.  

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Green for Good

Every phone we buy is refurbished, resold or environmentally recycled. Since 2009, we’ve kept over 27 million phones out of landfills. 

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Safe & Secure

Our kiosks are located in safe retail locations and are regularly cleaned. They are self-automated and require no direct human-to-human contact.

Timeline

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1st

Device

1M

Devices

3.8M

Devices

10M

Devices

24M

Devices

28M

Devices

Equivalent to 250,000 Lbs. of E-Waste

Equivalent to CO2E emissions of 578 cars on the road

Equivalent to 2.5 M Lbs. of E-Waste

Equivalent to 10,488 Tons of Green House Gas emissions Reduced

Equivalent Reduced Electricity to Power 55,468 Households For One Year

1st Kiosk

426 Kiosks

1,901 Kiosks

2,396 Kiosks

4,262 Kiosks

4,457 Kiosks

2010    •    •

•    •    2013    •    •

•    •    2014    •    •

•    •    2016    •    •

•    •    2019    •    •

•    •    2021

*Based on cumulative total results for each year listed. Data is based on recycled and reused devices. Environmental statistics are estimates based on data generated with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT). ©2020 ecoATM, LLC. ecoATM and ecoATM logo are registered trademarks of ecoATM, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Our Partners

Because of our commitment to e-waste, we’ve partnered with like minded companies to make it easy for folks to drop their devices off while patronizing their stores.

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Our Locations

ecoATM is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with our US processing facility in Louisville, KY. We have local teams in France, Germany and the UK.

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