Mobile Phone Recycling

There are plenty of local and nationwide services for you to recycle your mobile phone with, and we've put together this guide to help you find the solution for you.

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Local Drop-Offs

There are likely shops or civic amenity sites with phone collection boxes near you, and most of these will take any mobile phone for free.

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Any phone recycled
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Visit RecycleNow and choose 'Recycle a specific item' > 'Electricals' > 'Mobile Phones'


You might also like to consider:

  • Giving it to a friend, family member or colleague who needs a new phone
  • Take it to the 'small electricals' container at your local council recycling site
  • Keeping it as a backup phone in case your other phone fails
  • Giving it away on Freecycle or Freegle

Why Recycle Mobile Phones?

Any mobile phone can be recycled at the end of its life in an environmentally-friendly way.

In landfill, the precious metals used in production are unavailable for reuse, and phones may leach toxic chemicals into the local water supply.

Most used phones also have value that could be put to good use — by donating it to a good cause, for example. is here to help you find a way to recycle your phone and ensure it doesn't end up in the bin.

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