Video: How to Recycle and Sell Your Old Tech


Time to make way for new gadgets.

Got a new smartphone or tablet for Christmas? Time to make way for all the new gadgets in your life, by recycling or selling your old tech.

Big box retailers like Best Buy, Staples and GameStop offer in-store recycling, while the Apple store has robots specifically designed for recycling smartphones and reusing the materials.

Hoping to make a buck off your gear? Online mega-retailer Amazon offers financial incentives for trading in old devices: Users get a gift card to buy even more goodies.

Wireless carriers Verizon and AT&T also offer account credit for devices, and if you don't want to even lift a finger, eBay offers a valet service to list your device for you.

And before you do anything, make sure to back up all your data, then wipe it from the device.

To learn more, check out the video below from CNET