Smartphones, Laptops, Smartwatches: Here Are Nine Ways To Recycle Your Old Gadgets

Donate your old

Many organisations, such as schools and NGOs, are in need of old technology for their operations. Donating your old technology is a great way to give back to your community and keep it out of landfills

Sell your old gadgets

Online marketplaces such as Facebook Marketplace and OLX allow you to sell your old laptops, smartphones and smartwatches to individuals looking for a good deal

Trade in your
old technology

Many online and electronics retailers offer trade-in programs that allow you to exchange your old technology for credit towards a new purchase

Recycle through a
manufacturer program

Some manufacturers, such as Apple and Dell, have recycling programs that allow you to send in your old laptops, iPhones and more to be recycled

Recycle through a
local e-waste program

Many municipalities have e-waste recycling programs that accept old technology, including computers, phones, and other electronics

Disassemble for parts

You can also disassemble your old technology and keep the working parts to use in other projects or to repair other items

Repurpose the device

With some imagination and creativity, you can repurpose old smartphones, laptops, earbuds and more into something new and functional

Research local

Research local organisations that may provide refurbishment services for old gadgets to low-income families, schools and NGOs

Professional electronic
waste management

Hire electronic waste management services that handle recycling in an environmentally friendly way and follow all safety regulations

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