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Mobile phone and printer cartridge recycling

Join our mobile phone and printer cartridge recycling appeal and help Concern and the environment at the same time!

Concern has joined forces with The Recycling Appeal to raise money to help people living in extreme poverty. By recycling your used printer cartridges and mobile phones, you can help make a real difference.

Recycling can help Concern provide food for malnourished children, mosquito nets to prevent malaria and dig boreholes to enable access to clean water for whole villages.

How to get involved

If your school or business would like to collect used phones, cartridges and toners to donate to Concern, you can request a recycling bin by calling 1800 933 616.

If you have an old mobile you no longer need, call our recycling partners on 1800 933 616 or click here for more information on how you can recycle your mobile phone. You'll receive an envelope to put the phone in, and you can send it back by freepost. Mobile phone recycling is easy to do.

How much is donated per phone or print cartridge?

Every time someone donates these items in Concern’s name, we get a portion of the value of the item.

What happens to the mobile phones and cartridges once they’re donated?

Most mobiles received by the Recycling Appeal are repaired and sold on as working phones. Those that can’t be repaired are sent to a recycling partner, to have all precious metals extracted. Any remaining materials are smelted for energy recovery.


Most printer cartridges collected through the Recycling Appeal are sold to remanufacturers who recondition and refill the product to sell to consumers as an environmentally friendly option.