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ecoATM offers environmentally friendly way to dispose of electronics for $


MASSENA - It’s safe to say most people have at least one or two old cell phones laying around their homes.

Now thanks to ecoATM, patrons of St. Lawrene Centre can turn those old phones into cash.

In addition to accepting cell phones, St. Lawrence Centre Marketing Director Ronald J. Patnode said the machine will also accept mp3 players and even some tablets.

“It’s a great way to dispose of these devices. It’s environmentally friendly, and you get cash,” Mr. Patnode said. “We all have old electronics laying around, especially cell phones.”

The machine will provide users with up to $250 for their unwanted device. Although cash is not paid for all models, all models are ultimately accepted for disposal, free of charge.

While this may sound like a thief’s dream come true, Mr. Patnode said that’s not the case, noting users are required to provide a driver’s license and thumb print prior to the processing of any transaction.

Mr. Patnode said he’s excited to see the public’s reception to the machine, which is the first one in Northern New York.

According to the company’s website, the closest ecoATM is located in Burlington, Vt.

The machine is located adjacent to the food court near Belden’s Jewelers, Sherry & Fred’s Newstand and the St. Lawrence Centre Arena.

For a video on the ecoATM, check out the website below.

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