Phone Cases

Alternative ways to recycle
Put in Garbage Cart/Bin

Close the Loop Recycling Program

Close the Loop partners with Case-Mate and Incipio to offer phone case recycling (any brand). The Case-Mate program also accepts phone charging accessories.


Do Not Recycle

Phone cases are typically made from polyurethane and cannot be recycled curbside.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

PopSockets® Recycling Program

PopSockets® has partnered with TerraCycle to create the PopSockets® Recycling Program, a free program that accepts old phone cases from any brand as well as PopSockets® products and packaging for recycling. Learn how to send in old cases and PopSockets®.

Pela 360 Recycling Program

When you buy a new Pela case, the company sends you a mailing envelope so you can return your old case to them (any brand). Pela will make sure your old case gets recycled or upcycled.

RECASETiFY Recycling Program

CASETiFY will give you 15% off a future purchase if you mail your old phone case to them (any brand). Their recycling program RECASETiFY recycles old phone cases through TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Box™ program. Earn credit toward your next purchase for every case you send in.

Nimble Recycling Program

If you purchase a Nimble product, you can request a shipping label to send them used or even new cases for recycling. Learn more about Nimble’s recycling program.

Ways to Reduce

Choose Cases Made From Recycled Plastic

Purchasing a phone case made from recycled plastic reduces the amount of new plastic added to the waste stream.

Keep Old Cases as Long as Possible

It might be tempting to get a new case whenever your preferences change or one gets scratched, but try keeping your old case until it’s no longer functional.

Gift Your Case With Your Phone

Giving your old phone to someone? Give them your old case too. The longer it stays in use, the better.

Ways to Reuse

Give Away or Sell Your Case

If your phone case is still in good condition, consider selling it or giving it away.

Did You Know?

1.5 Billion Phone Cases

1.5 billion phone cases are thrown away each year. That’s a lot of plastic breaking down into microplastics in our landfills.