Cell Phone Bank (911) - Donation and Participation

About the 911 Cell Phone Bank

Each year over 100 million people upgrade their old cell phones. Most simply toss them in a drawer and forget about them. Our mission is to maximize the benefits of retired cell phones while minimizing their environmental impact. Reusing cell phones ensures that the greatest possible value is recovered and quite literally gives old phones new life.

To that end, in May of 2004, the 911 Cell Phone Bank was created to provide an ongoing and readily available source of 911 emergency cell phones and funds to meet the unexpected and urgent needs of participating law enforcement and affiliated victim services agencies.

The Clallam County Sheriff's Office has partnered with the Cell Phone Bank to provide an easy and affordable method for qualifying residents to have access to the 911 emergency network at no charge. To date, the 911 Cell Phone Bank has distributed more than 93,000 emergency cell phones to participating agencies nationwide.

Cell Phones are programmed to only connect to 911 emergency services and work anywhere in Clallam County.Two staff members holding the cell phone recycle box.

Drop Off Locations - Clallam County

Cell Phones and accessories can be dropped off at these locations.

How Does the Program Work?


Anyone with an old or no longer used cell phone may turn them in at the drop-off locations mentioned above. This includes chargers, cases, batteries, and accessories as well. Any cell phone is welcome.

Once collected, the donated phones are shipped to the 911 Cell Phone Bank for reconditioning. In return, new 911-enabled cell phones are returned to the Sheriff's Office for distribution to those in need.


The 911 Cell Phone Bank is designed to provide free cell phones to:

  • Senior Citizens
  • Individuals Who Live Alone
  • Victims of Domestic Violence or Other Violent Crimes.
  • OR individuals who may have no other way of 911 for emergency services.

The service is free for qualifying participants.

If you are in need of an emergency cell phone, know someone who is, or have other related questions, please contact Community Policing.