Recycle your old mobile phones and raise money for the British Red Cross.
How do I recycle my mobile phone?
- Log in to our recycling website. If you haven't recycled for us before, you'll need to register first.
- Request a Freepost recycling envelope using our recycling scheme, and use it to send us your old handset.
What if I have more than 50 items to recycle?
Collection boxes are available if you will be collecting 50 items or more (this includes both mobile phones and inkjet cartridges). This is ideal for an office, university or school collection.
- Order a collection box through our recycling website.
- When it is full arrange a free collection through our website or by calling us on 0844 412 2811.
Which types of phone can I recycle?
You can recycle mobile phones of any brand and on any contract, including Nokia, T-Mobile, Virgin, Orange and Samsung.
We also accept damaged and broken phones. Every phone can make a difference.
What about the data on my phone?
If you’re worried about the safety of your personal data, it is possible to wipe your phone before you send it for recycling. Contact your service provider to find out how.
How much does the Red Cross receive?
For each mobile phone recycled, we will receive up to £30. This is up to 50 per cent of its market value. This money will go towards projects run in the UK – such as giving people vital first aid training – as well as international projects, like improving water and sanitation facilities in Asia.
Why should I recycle mobile phones?
There are an estimated 60-90 million mobile phones languishing in drawers around the UK. If these phones end up in landfill sites, their toxic components become a threat to human health and the environment. If the phones are recycled, they eliminate this threat to the environment and also decrease the strain on our planet’s resources.
Register to recycle mobile phones
Login to your recycling account