This week, tech giant Currys has launched a ‘Cash for Trash’ trial scheme. This is where customers can take their unwanted or unused electronic items to their nearest Currys store in exchange for cash, a voucher or a trade-in deal.
- What do you do?
- Which items are they taking?
- Where else can you take unwanted items?
- Where is my nearest Currys?
Select what items you want to dispose of and take them to your local Currys store. Currys adds that if the item has a trade-in value, you might be able to trade it in for a higher value product, cash or a Curry’s voucher. Tech such as TVs and small domestic appliances may be traded for hundreds of pounds off new products at Currys. Currently, you can get £100 off any TV over £1,000 and up to £40 off selected small appliances after trading an old gadget.
Lindsay Haselhurst, chief supply chain officer at Currys, says: “We are already helping thousands of customers recycle unwanted tech every day. But Cash for Trash aims to take it to the next level.
This trial is all about making recycling easy and rewarding. We’re urging the nation to look in drawers, under the sofa and up in the loft – as these unused tech devices that have seen better days could be repaired, rehomed, or recycled into something new.”
They really are accepting any tech, bought from anywhere, even if it’s broken – “It might look like trash, but it isn’t to us.” They say.
A recent poll by Currys via YouGov showed that cameras, speakers headphones, hairstyling products, old landline phones, and white goods are lying around unused and could be traded in for cash or discounts. They are saved from becoming future landfill. Many people do not know how to get rid of these items safely and could be missing out.
You can also get rid of unwanted items by donating them. Schemes like ComputerAid has projects around the world to ‘help bridge the digital divide.’
There are other ways to get cash for things like smartphones, satellite navigation systems, speakers, headphones, laptops and cameras. Businesses including CeX, Cash Generator and MoneyMyTech are a good place to start. MoneyMyTech gives people the chance to sell certain unwanted tech goods. All you have to do is review the quote you’re offered, and complete a sequence of steps.
We offer you a guide to is another way of getting cash for your old unwanted CDs here, while WeeeCharity is a not-for-profit UK charity that recycles nearly every kind of electrical item, regardless of condition. They provide these items to businesses, consumers and education facilities in need of them.
Once we have decided what we want to take, literally just take the items to your nearest Currys store. Find out where it is here.