ReCellular provides solutions for the refurbishment and recycling of used electronics devices.
SECTOR: Clean Technology
FUND: Michigan Growth Capital Partners I
TYPE: Growth Capital
STATUS: Realized



ReCellular was an e-waste company providing solutions for the collection, refurbishment, re-use and recycling of used mobile phones and personal electronics. Founded in 1991, the company collected more than 400,000 mobile phones a month and approximately 70 percent of those phones were refurbished and resold both domestically and worldwide; the rest were recycled for the precious metals, electronics and plastics that make up a phone.

Phones were collected through partnerships with major mobile carriers, charities and large corporations and through direct purchases from consumers, and then sent to the company’s facility for data removal and refurbishment or recycling.