If you're like most Canadians, chances are you have a couple of old cell phones lying around the house.

In fact, TELUS surveyed over 1000 Canadians in February and found that 61 percent have between 1-5 old cell phones collecting dust and unsurprisingly, the same amount would gladly trade them in if they "got something" in return.

So without missing a beat, TELUS partnered with eRecyclingCorps (eRC) and is offering in-store credit towards purchasing new handsets, accessories or upgrading models.

More than 700 TELUS outlets are now ready to accept your old mobiles, where they will be disposed of safely, as is the wish of 82 percent of survey respondents.

You should know that TELUS will make a donation of $3 to TreeCanada to  have a tree planted in your name if your phone is beyond saving and that each customer may trade in up to three phones, mobile Internet keys or mobile Wi-Fi devices up to a combined value of $200. Cell phones deemed usable are refurbished by eRC and sold at affordable prices to consumers in developing nations.

You may want to discuss this further in our TELUS Mobility forum .