Cash-in on your old electronics
Instead of recycling your old electronics, you may want to earn some extra money quickly by trading in your items in exchange for money or a voucher. There are a number of trade-in websites and shops, including CeX and Cash Converters, which can be found on most local high streets and in close proximity to main towns. Depending on where you go, companies accept a range of items including kitchen appliances (toasters, microwaves etc.), old laptops, desktop computers, games consoles and, most commonly, mobile phones.
If convenience isn’t that important to you, you can get significantly more for your old electronics by selling them yourself. You can do this by selling online via websites like eBay, Gumtree or Shpock, or even social media such as Facebook Marketplace, Instagram or Depop – this may even bag you some more cash in the bank as you’re cutting out the middleman.
– What if my old electronic device is broken?
Most trade-in companies tend to offer one price for a fully functioning device and another if it’s damaged but still meets certain criterion – this is usually significantly lower than a working item.
Therefore, if your phone is cracked, your laptop has given up the ghost or your Xbox is beyond repair, you can still earn some money from your old electronics. This is because used gadgets are often refurbished or broken down into small components and sold individually to be reused in other electronic items or recycled be created into a brand-new component.
However, if your old electronic device is not worth refurbishing or stripping, there are some companies that will help you to dispose of electronics in a safe and environmentally friendly way. At Clear It Waste, we are able to help you with your WEEE disposal.