Can you save money by recycling tech?

We break down how recycling schemes work, how much money they can save you, and which companies give the best prices for old devices.

A man loading a pile of used laptops into the back of a van
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Ever bought a new phone or laptop and wondered what to do with the old one? Old tech may take up space in your home, but if you have unused devices lying around, don’t just throw them out. Why not make some extra cash by trading them in?

With refurbished devices getting more popular in the UK, it’s no surprise that the tech recycling market is booming. From specialist resellers to big-name tech brands, hundreds of companies run recycling schemes where they’ll buy your old devices for cash, credit or money off your next purchase.

Harry Bowden-Ford

I’m Harry, the tech editor, and I started working at MyVoucherCodes in March 2022. When I’m not writing about retailers, I spend my time listening to music and podcasts, playing guitar in a band and writing music reviews. I’m also a fan of long walks, reading new books, kicking back in front of the Xbox and discovering new places.