If you have not managed to find a price for your old phone on our website, it is still of the utmost importance that you find a way to keep it in circulation. If you throw away your phone, it is likely to end up on a landfill site where it will become e-waste, which is highly detrimental to the environment. Find out more about e-waste here.
What can you do next?
- You might want to consider repairing your phone rather than selling it, as you might still be able to get some use out of it. There are many websites and YouTube tutorials available that will be able to instruct you on how to fix your device yourself.
- As well as these resources, you can also get involved with The Restart Project. The Restart Project are a non-profit organisation that connects people so that they can learn how to fix their devices themselves.
If you do not want to fix it yourself, not to worry. In our guide to mobile phone repairs we share advice on other options.
- Have you thought about upcycling your phone? This is where parts of your handset are reused to create a new higher quality or value product. There are plenty of ways that you can transform your old phone into something new, and you can find ideas simply by looking this up online.
- If you take a look at Recycle-More or Recycle Your Electronics you will be able to find your nearest recycling bank, which is a guaranteed way to ensure that your old phone will be responsibly recycled.
- If you are unable to find a recycling company that will accept your device, why not donate it to a charity? Many charities will accept old mobile phones, such as Oxfam, Water Aid and National Trust.