How does phone recycling work?
There are many ways how you can recycle your phone. If you think that the phone would not be worth a lot and is not worth passing it on, you can just dispose it at household waste and recycling centres. The right container for phones is the one with marking “small electricals”. If you don’t want to throw the device out, but also don’t want any money for it, you can give it to a charity or pass on the phone online for free. You can give it away in online sites such as recyclenow and Mazuma.
If you think that your phone is still worth a pretty penny, you can sell it to places which recycle electronic devices. Usually you would have to send the phone through post. Then experts would value and test the phone. After that, the company will send you the money. Sometimes the value can be determined online by putting in the phone model and the network which would then generate a quote. If your phone is damaged, you will have to answer some additional questions which would then amend the quote. Some companies offer same day payments and would send a delivery box where you can send your phone to them for free.
Laptop and Other Gadget Recycling
If you want to recycle another gadget – a laptop, tablet or a MacBook, it works very similarly as it does for phone. You can recycle them at recycle points but you can also sell them privately or recycle them online. Places like Sellmymobile offer to sell your gadget, while Compare and Recycle give you the best place where you can sell your gadget (where you can get the most money for your gadget). You can also recycle your gadget at Music MagPie , a well known site for buying refurbished gadgets. You do have to fill in a form to report on the state of your gadget and any damages to it and send it(usually the company sends you a box to put the phone in), but that is pretty much it! Nice and simple!
If you don’t own a Samsung or Apple gadget, it might be a bit harder to find a place where the seller would accept a Huawei tablet or a Sony Smartwatch. You can try at Music MagPie, as they offer to sell various brands or try to sell your device privately.