Mobile phones

Recycling unwanted mobile phones will help to save natural resources, help raise funds towards the cost of much needed school equipment and will also help your staff, pupils and the school’s wider community achieve a more sustainable approach to the use of mobile phones.

How to get started

Support Your School recycling scheme is a free service and approved by us that recycles your empty ink cartridges and helps you fundraise to. Sign up to the Support Your School recycling scheme through their website.

Once signed up you will receive a free recycling pack containing:

  • 2 x recycling boxes
  • 1000 recycling bags
  • 3 recycling bag dispensers (tissue box style)
  • 500 printer stickers
  • 1 Support Your School Recycling guide.

This recycling pack contains enough materials for an average primary school to recycle for a whole year.

Did you know?

  • A mobile phone contains 500-1000 components. The plastic used on them can pollute and many contain toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and beryllium and hazardous chemicals, such as brominated flame retardants.
  • These dangerous substances cause serious pollution when the products are disposed of irresponsibly. If mobile phones go to landfill, reusable plastics and metals are lost.