O2 launches recycling service


O2 has launched a website, O2 Recycle, allowing customers to recycle old handsets for cash. The service is run in conjunction with recycling company Redeem.

Like other recycling services, customers can visit the site, which is live today (October 22), and enter details of their handset and receive an estimated cash value for the device. A receipt is generated and a pre-paid postage bag sent to the customer for return of the device. Postage bags are also available in all O2 stores.

On receipt of the device, and confirmation of its condition, customers will receive a text message to confirm transfer of funds to their bank account.

All products received will be handled by Redeem’s Falkirk distribution centre before being processed and sold on to global markets. All waste residues and non-workable products received will be sent for ‘responsible’ recycling.

O2 marketing director Sally Cowdry said: “We are committed to embedding sustainability at the core of our business. With O2 Recycle we aim to offer all customers the very best service, experience and most competitive prices when disposing of their electronic devices.”

For every recycled device, O2 will donate £1 to charity.