Make cash from recycling

Turn unwanted or broken electrical items into hard cash by recycling
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Three-out-of-four households admit to hoarding broken or unwanted electrical items, such as video recorders or cameras. Many larger electrical goods can end up dumped in streets. So why not recycle these items responsibly, allowing hazardous substances to be safely removed and valuable plastics and metals re-used in new products. You can even turn these unwanted goods into hard cash.

I need help:

a new online tool from Which? ( gives information on how to recycle electrical items.

Freecycle ( and Freegle ( are giveaway sites where items can be advertised for free and collected by other users.

How do I make money?

Sony has a TV scrappage scheme giving your up to £150 off some new TVs when you bring in your old set. Royal Mail’s Simply Drop ( offers cash for some digital cameras; the CeX high-street exchange chain buys computers, laptops, LCD TVs and some cameras. And will pay cash for your old mobile phone.

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