Simply Drop

Recycle your Old Mobile Phones for Cash with Royal Mail

Simply Drop is a brand new recycling scheme run by the Royal Mail and in partnership with the Greater London Authority and Recycle for London team. The new scheme offers people nationwide the chance to turn their old mobile phones into cash which is then paid via a variety of different payment methods including Paypal, postal order, cash from the Post Office or a donation to one of many charities. The Simply Drop website is very easy to use and provides you with a free, simple and reliable way to sell your old mobile online.

How it Works

  • Get a price for the unwanted handset that you want to sell using the drop down boxes on the left of the site.
  • If you are happy with the price you are quoted you must proceed through the checkout and fill in the required details.
  • After registering you will be sent a Royal Mail freepost envelope in which to return your old phone in. If your old mobile is of a higher value its recommended that you use Royal Mail recorded or special delivery.
  • You can track your old mobile phone at any time via the Simply Drop website by using the unique reference number you will be provided with at registration.
  • Once your unwanted mobile have been received it will be tested to ensure it meets their terms and conditions and your payment will be sent within 7 days. You can choose to be paid via either Paypal if you have an account, postal order or cash through any UK Post Office. If you select to receive your payment via the Post Office you will need to wait for the confirmation text message then take ID and proof of address to collect your money. Postal order and collecting money from the post office can be great if you don’t have a bank account in which to cash a cheque.
  • Alternatively You may also choose for the value of your phone to be donated to one of five UK charities. You can choose from either the World Wildlife Fund, Barnardo’s, Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society or Great Ormond Street Hospital.

What Happens to Old Phone Later?

If your old mobile cannot be reused it will be recycled and all the raw materials extracted such as copper and lead. These raw materials will be reused in the production of more mobile phones. Any materials that cannot be recycled will be disposed of correctly and will not end up at landfill.

Sell your old mobile at Simply Drop here

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