At SellMyGadget we take our responsibilities to the consumers who use our site extremely seriously.
We choose the companies we partner with carefully. They do not join our site until we have carried out thorough checks on both their financial viability and their environmental credentials, and we continue to monitor their performance through customer feedback.
We have a thorough knowledge of the processes and systems involved in recycling electronic and electrical equipment. We ensure that all our partners comply with the latest Environmental Agency regulations and have a commercial Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) licence.
These criteria ensure that users of our site will obtain a good deal and can be confident that their device will be recycled responsibly.
Why you should recycle your unused gadgets
One of the main reasons that people recycle their unwanted gadgets is to obtain money for them. However, there are also strong environmental reasons why you should consider recycling your old gaming console, laptop, tablet, iPod or smart watch.
First, there is a growing understanding that the earth’s resources are finite, and we should all do as much as we can to reduce the need for raw materials and to prevent the environmental pollution caused by waste. A study by the Royal Society of Chemistry estimated that there are up to 40 million unused gadgets in UK homes.
Second, modern electronic devices contain many valuable materials which are in limited supply and can be extracted and reused. For example:
the metal indium is vital for touch screens used in mobile phones, iPads etc. because it conducts electricity and is transparent. It is also used in solar panels.
the metal tantalum is used in hearing aids, pacemakers, surgical implants, electrodes for neon lights, turbine blades, rocket nozzles and nose caps for supersonic aircraft as well as mobile phones.
Scientists estimate that both indium and tantalum mines could run out within a century, emphasising the need to recycle the metal already in use wherever possible.
From phones to cameras and gaming consoles
Mobile phones are the devices that our users sell most frequently, simply because people tend to change their phone so regularly. Whether it’s an iPhone or an Android device, we have buyers interested in all the major brands.
Other popular items with our buyers include MacBooks, tablets and smart watches. We also compare prices for many other gadgets that are commonly left lying around unused, such as gaming consoles (Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo), digital cameras (including GoPros and drones as well as SLRs) and iPods.