Where to recycle your mobile phone and make some money

By staff writers
August 17, 2009

The mobile phone industry has hit the headlines a number of times recently with news of the vast number of phones going to landfill each year.

Fonebank.com is a new mobile phone recycling service that meets a number of the needs associated with mobile phones.

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In today's throw-away society where very little is built to last, recycling at least eases the conscience. But the people at Fonebank.com do more than just recycle – they also safely dispose of unrecycleable components, making sure they don't contribute to the destruction of the environment.

The best part, however, is that they'll actually buy your old phones from you! Depending on its model, age and condition your phone could fetch you up to £230.

Fonebank is buying around 70,000 phones each month at present, with customers from all over Europe. Their success has in part been due to their affiliation with a number of large charities – Oxfam, Amnesty International and the National Trust being among them. This is, of course, another good reason to support them.

This is how it works: Your first port of call is Fonebank.com. Once on the website the process is very simple. You select your network provider and the model of mobile phone you wish to recycle. The website will then produce a quote on the value of your phone. Add the quote to your shopping cart, enter your details and then post off your phone. A cheque for the value of your phone could be yours within two working days!

Click here to visit Fonebank.com – recycle your old mobile phones and make a few pounds as well!

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