It’s Earth Day 2020, so there’s no better time than now to think about how your Google Pixel or other Android device will affect the planet when they reach the end of their life. It might be an original Google Pixel sitting in your desk that you want to recycle, or maybe even a Pixel 3 that you’d like to sell to upgrade to the another phone. Whatever the case, here’s how to ensure your devices get recycled well.

If you appreciate the site, Earth Day 2020 also happens to serve as an opportunity to support 9to5Google. With our friends at MyPhones Unlimited, we launched our very own Google Pixel trade in & recycling portal a year ago today, where you can find great trade in values for your old devices. You’ll get cash for these trades, and you’ll deal with none of the hassle of selling them yourself.

Today only, you can get an additional $10 for your trades with 9to5Google/MyPhones by using code earthday. If you have something they can’t purchase, they’ll also recycle for free.

Of course, there are other ways you can make sure your Google Pixel or other Android device is properly recycled and/or reused. For newer devices, Google’s own Pixel phone trade in site is certainly a popular option, and you might actually prefer to put the money toward a new Pixel anyway. Sites like Gazelle and Decluttr, or even your cellular carrier (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint all have trade in programs) also might be worth checking out.

Best Google Pixel trade-in deals for April 2020

How much is your Pixel 1 worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $20 cash (32GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $20 cash (128GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • Best Buy: $20 (32GB, Verizon, good)

How much is your Pixel 1 XL worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $25 cash (32GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $25 cash (128GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • Best Buy: $20 (32GB, Verizon, good)

How much is your Google Pixel 2 worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $40 cash (64GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $45 cash (128GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • Gazelle: $34 cash (64GB, unlocked, good)
  • Best Buy: $40 (64GB, Verizon, good)

How much is your Pixel 2 XL worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $50 cash (64GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $60 cash (128GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • Gazelle: $32 cash (64GB, unlocked, good)
  • Best Buy: $50 (64GB, Verizon, good)

How much is your Pixel 3 worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $80 cash (64GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $90 cash (128GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • Gazelle: $110 cash (64GB, unlocked, good)
  • Best Buy: $120 (64GB, Verizon, good)

How much is your Pixel 3 XL worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $100 cash (64GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $110 cash (128GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • Gazelle: $111 cash (64GB, unlocked, good)
  • Best Buy: $155 (64GB, Verizon, good)

How much is your Pixel 4 worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $220 cash (64GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $240 cash (128GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • Gazelle: $221 cash (64GB, unlocked, good)
  • Best Buy: $210 (64GB, Verizon, good)

How much is your Pixel 4 XL worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $220 cash (64GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Google: $240 cash (128GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • Gazelle: $209 cash (64GB, unlocked, good)
  • Best Buy: $220 (64GB, Verizon, good)

Other devices:

Older Google Pixel and Android devices can be dropped off at Best Buy, Staples, and even Apple Stores for free recycling if you just want to ensure minimal environmental impact.

And finally, you can of course list your device for sale online to maximize its value. eBay is one of the most popular auction sites on the web, but other sites like Swappa offer a great alternative. Swappa lets you sell your  old Pixel, Samsung flagship, or other Android and Chrome OS devices with low fees. Both of these options obviously lack the convenience of one-click selling like you can find at the dedicated trade in sites, however.

Google itself is celebrating Earth Day as well, first and foremost in the form of its usual Google Doodle:

To celebrate Earth Day’s fiftieth anniversary, Google has partnered with The Honeybee Conservancy to develop a game about the humble honeybee. In the incredibly relaxing experience, you use your mouse or touchscreen to move a bee between flowers of different colors, bringing matching pollen to where it needs to go.

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