Awesome Apps for Earth Day

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In honor of Earth Day, U.S. Cellular is encouraging people to recycle their old electronic devices and is providing incentives to do so. Customers can get up to $250 when they trade in qualified smartphones - including Apple® iPhones - at U.S. Cellular retail locations through the company's Trade-in Program! Do you have a drawer full of old cell phones? I know someone who has more than twenty old phones! If you do, take them on down to recycle them!

And while recycling old devices is one way to be green, there are other ways to reduce, reuse and recycle from the palm of your hand with a 4G LTE network and a device such as the Apple iPhone® 5c or iPad Air. In honor of Earth Day, here is a small collection of amazing apps to help you reduce, reuse, and recycle!
  • provides actionable tips and advice to become more environmentally conscious. Plus, users get rewarded with points (redeemable for grocery discounts, gift cards, etc.) by being green (recycling, using less water, etc.). · 
  • The fun JouleBug app also provides valuable information about going green, and users can earn badges and compete with others to be the most eco-friendly. JouleBug claims that users who follow their tips will save an average of $200 per year - which can make your wallet greener as well! 
  • The 1800Recycling app identifies nearby recycling locations based on ZIP code, and provides directions to the recycling centers and lists which materials they'll take.
  • The Freecycle app allows people to give away their unwanted but reusable stuff to people in their local community who can use the items. Post items to give away or make requests for items on this convenient app. 
  • Have you ever wished there was a good guide that helped determine which products were safe, healthy and environmentally friendly? Meet the GoodGuide app, which allows users to scan products' barcodes on their smartphone to access science-based ratings and scores based on these criteria. Information on more than 170,000 items is available, broken down into different categories such as food, cleaning products and baby items.
Do you use any of these apps on your phone? I can honestly say that I have been addicted to Freecycle for about seven years! If you haven't tried any of these apps, try to make a point to download at least one for Earth Day! And enter below for a chance to win a US Cellular iPhone 5s!

*Please note that you MUST be a current US Cellular customer in order to use the phone. It will not work outside of the network.*