Apr 19

Recycle your gadgets for cash in 3 easy steps

Knowing how to recycle your gadgets for cash could make you a tidy little profit. Recycling companies don’t only hand over cash for mobile phones – some will also pay you for cameras, MP3 players, games consoles and more. Here Moneymagpie looks at how to recycle your gadgets and make a profit. We’ve also thrown in info on how to exchange old ink cartridges for cash. Our message? Recycle now!



How to recycle your mobile phone

Every year millions of defunct gadgets get shoved up in the loft or dumped onto a scrap heap. Once they’ve served their purpose most of us want them out of sight and out of mind. But this attitude could stop us from earning some easy money, whilst seriously damaging the environment.

recycle your gadgets

If you’re only really interested in recycling phones for cash, let Moneymagpie’s comparison tool find you some of the best deals around.

All you have to do is select the make and model of your phone from our list, and we’ll compare the best phone recycling companies on the market to get you the best price. Recycle now and make yourself some cash.

Go here now to sell your phone for instant cash!


sell your other gadgets too

There are recycling companies around such as Mobile Phone Xchange who are desperate to get their hands on our gadgets.  Mobile Phone Xchange are not only offering cash for mobiles, they’ll also recycle games consoles, cameras, MP3 players and other such devices.


 How much could I make selling my gadgets and phone?

Prices vary depending on the make and condition of your gadget. For example, selling an iPhone 7 Plus on Mobile Phone Xchange would bring you aout £530.

There’s also the option to be paid in vouchers (Debenhams, Argos or Marks & Spencer). If you choose this option you will get more than the cash alternative.

If you’d like to know how much your gadget is worth you can call Mobile Phone Xchange directly, or go onto their website and do a product search.


Is recycling my phone a lot of hassle?

It’s easy to use the MoneyMagpie Mobile Phone Recycling tool. We have made the whole process refreshingly straightforward. Here’s how it works:

Step 1. Type the make and model of your gadget into the search box and discover how much various different mobile phone recycling companies would pay you for it in both cash and vouchers.

Step 2. Pick the best price for your phone.

Steph 3. Follow the instructions for sending the phone to the recycling company.

Step 4. Get your cash and put it to good use!

Step 5. Hunt around the house to see if you have any other phones or gadgets that you could make money out of. Keep doing that until you have no more junk gadgets and lots more cash!


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4 thoughts on Recycle your gadgets for cash in 3 easy steps

  1. There is not the amount of companies that recycle old printer cartridges as there are other products that’s a fact. It has made me think and look further into this.

  2. INK SAVE WEBSITE SAYS Cash for empties scheme closed on 1-10-12 due to manufacturers building in failure to cartridges – preventing recycling as best they can.

    1. Hi Don,

      Many recycling companies refuse to deal with laser toner cartridges because they’re bigger and more expensive to recycle. But there’s a company called Empty Cartridge who would be more than happy to take them off your hands (and pay you for them), so have a look at their website-


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