RecycleLast week, O2 Recycle reached an astonishing £30million paid out to customers for their old mobiles and gadgets. Since launch, we’ve helped over 400,000 customers to trade in their old phones and use the value to upgrade to a new one, paying out an average of £75 for each item.

And because O2 Recycle is part of our Think Big scheme, the great news doesn’t stop there – by recycling your gadgets, you’ve enabled us to help an estimated 1,600 Think Big projects to make a positive impact on around 16,000 young people around the UK.

If you’ve used O2 Recycle before, you’ll know just how easy it is to get cash for your old phones and gadgets. And if you’re one of the nine out of ten customers who would recommend O2 Recycle to their friends, now’s the perfect time to do it because you’ll earn yourself a fiver.

All you need to do his visit and complete the quick, three-step process. We’ll get in touch with your friend and, when they recycle their gadget, we’ll pay you £5 in the same way that you received your original O2 Recycle payment. It couldn’t be easier! And if they want some great reasons to use O2 Recycle, you can offer up these pearls of wisdom:

  • We offer great prices, backed up by our price match guarantee – if you find a higher price somewhere else within 7 days, we’ll match it
  • What you see is what you get – if your phone’s damaged, you can evaluate it online. If you don’t receive the value we offer, you can have your phone back for free
  • O2 don’t take a single penny – anything we earn goes to Think Big, so you’re making a difference to young people’s lives whilst earning yourself a bit of cash
  • It’s not just for mobiles – you can recycle iPods, tablets, digital cameras and sat navs.

You can also rest assured that we’re a responsible recycler – 99% of the items we receive are reused in markets across the world, particularly in developing markets where there’s a huge demand for good quality, great value gadgets and phones. Those few which have reached the end of their life and can’t be reused are responsibly recycled, breaking down the components and extracting metals for reuse. With O2 Recycle, Landfill’s never an option.

If you’ve not yet used O2 Recycle, you can do it at, call into your local O2 store, or call us on 0845 370 1202.

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