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Recycling Old Cell Phones

Posted on February 22, 2010

What do you do with your old cell phones? Do you recycle them? Each year nearly two hundred fifty million phones cell phones are discarded and many get thrown away and end up in our trash and landfills. Cell phones contain toxic chemicals and hazardous materials such as copper, lead, arsenic and zinc products just to name a few of the concerning materials.

And we all know what happens to stuff in landfills — It ends up leeching into our Earth, contaminating our water aquifers, poisoning our animals and thus harming all of us.

Recycle Mobile Phones in the UK is a company that is promoting the safe recycling of cell phones. The company provides useful information on suppliers who are paying cash for old cell phones. Through the process of phone recycling you can get your old cell phones disposed of correctly, into responsible hands. These companies know exactly what to do with the old models and how to recycle them efficiently and responsibly. Consequently, fix the phones (if need be) and put them to good and practical use again, as the phones were initially intended. For example, there are mobile phone recycling companies who repair old broken cell phones or use the parts to repair other recycled phones.

Additionally some recycled cell phones are made available to under-developed countries, the military, and nations suffering from natural disasters, such as the recent major earthquake in Haiti, in which thousands of cell phones were sent to that impoverished nation.

It is so easy to simply compare the best price you can get for your handsets that are just lying around and send it to a phone recycling company. Some mobile phone recycling programs will even prepay your delivery cost to help you out. So please check out Mobile Phone Recycling sites like, to recycle your old phone and as they say in their slogan Get the most for your old mobile and do your bit for the planet!


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5 Responses to “Recycling Old Cell Phones”

  1. Lynne
    Feb 22, 2010

    Thanks for that information. I’ve only ever owned three mobile (cell) phones. The first we took to a secondhand shop, the second was stolen and I have been using the third for what seems like forever! Still, I will keep it in mind if I ever decide to replace this one.
    .-= Lynne´s last blog ..double knitting workshop =-.

  2. Le-Chat
    Feb 23, 2010

    Thank you so much for bringing this to attention. It’s so important! My first phone was stolen as well, my second is still in a drawer somewhere. It’s out of date, but still working so I keep it for an emergency because currently I only have a business phone. And that one I will have to hand back at some point and will be sent back to the supplier – who by law in Europe – has to have a recycling program.
    Therefore also if I ever decide to purchase a new private phone they will have to accept my old one for recycling. This counts for all electronics but judging by what I see on the curbs still not a lot of people use the possibility. The system is working well for bigger things like washing machines and fridges though.
    .-= Le-Chat´s last blog ..The BF’s Easy Chair =-.

  3. techy2009
    Feb 23, 2010

    I have sold my old handsets at They offered me some great deals. Would highly recommend.

  4. I have a ton of old handsets lying around so will check out getting rid of em by recycling em at a mobile exchange rather than sending em to landfill
    .-= Kitchen Remodeling Guy´s last blog ..Kitchen Remodeling Designs I =-.

  5. Francis
    Mar 06, 2010

    My motto is really to really try and recycle everything you possibly can, but in all serious, there are so many toxic chemicals in more things then we know, and cellphones are definitely important to recycle or hand down to a friend in need, etc.! šŸ™‚
    .-= Francis´s last blog ..Chef Knife Sets =-.

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