The most obvious benefit and the main motivation for most people is to get cash in return for their unused handsets.
The more recent the phone the more a recycling service will pay for it.
By recycling your old phone you are indirectly benefiting the environment.
Non-working handsets that are beyond repair can be dismantled and the parts recycled and reused in other handsets.
This saves on unnecessary wastage of fresh resources and burning of fossil fuels that are used to process and produce them into new parts.
Having a phone recycled often means it is being reused.
Refurbished phones are sold to people in developing countries.
They help people get connected who can't afford a new phone.
This is helping build a telecommunications infrastructure that we often take for granted in the more developed countries.
Many people get at new phone every two years or less from their mobile phone contract.
This results in a spare phone, out of use, perhaps kept as a back up for a few days just in case the new one is disliked or breaks.
After a few weeks this old handset has become obsolete and often gets forgotten about.
Well now is the opportunity to dig it out and recycle it.
Just think of the benefits.
It is easy to make this happen.
Simply visit one of the mobile recycling services such as FoneHub.
Next type in the model number of your old handset or alternatively find it by the manufacturer.
Once you have selected the model you want to recycle it will display a quoted price for either a new or used handset.
If you like the price they are showing you can add it to the basket.
Most sites will ask for an IMEI number which usually can be found underneath the battery inside the phone.
If the phone is valued at over £50 you have the opportunity to make a bit of extra cash by sending accessories along with it.
FoneHub currently accept travel chargers, original bluetooth headsets or handsfree kits.
Adding any of these will bump the price up.
As the normal postage is not covered it is advised that either a proof of sending is got from a Post Office or recorded delivery is paid for so that higher priced handsets are insured if they get lost on the way.
Once the phone has been received it will be checked then payment will be sent within two days.