Mobile phones recycled at the kerbside

PUBLISHED: 17:28 17 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:29 15 June 2010

Unwanted mobile phones can now be recycled at the kerbside, thanks to a new service introduced by West Dorset District Council.

Unwanted mobile phones can now be recycled at the kerbside, thanks to a new service introduced by West Dorset District Council.Residents can put old mobiles and chargers in their battery recycling bag and leave them out for their fortnightly recycling collection.These mobiles will either be reused in developing countries or their parts will be used to fix other mobiles. Robert Gould, Leader of West Dorset District Council, said: "Throwing away old mobile phones is a huge waste of resources, as often their parts are in working order, they have simply fallen out of fashion. I hope residents will dig out any old unused mobiles and put them out for recycling, rather than putting them in the rubbish.


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