MASSENA Its safe to say most people have at least one or two old cellphones lying around their homes.
Now thanks to ecoATM, patrons of St. Lawrence Centre can turn those old phones into cash.
In addition to accepting cellphones, St. Lawrence Centre Marketing Director Ronald J. Patnode said, the machine will accept MP3 players and even some tablets.
Its a great way to dispose of these devices. Its environmentally friendly, and you get cash, Mr. Patnode said. We all have old electronics laying around, especially cellphones.
The machine will provide users with up to $250 for their unwanted device. Although cash is not paid for all models, all models ultimately are accepted for disposal, free of charge.
While this may sound like a thiefs dream come true, Mr. Patnode said, thats not the case, noting users are required to provide a drivers license and thumbprint before any transaction is processed.
Mr. Patnode said hes excited to see the publics reception to the machine, which is the first one in Northern New York.
According to the companys website, the closest ecoATM is in Burlington, Vt.
The machine is adjacent to the food court at the mall.