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Recycling Mobile Phones the Right Way with IRIS Recycling

Mobile phones have become an integral part of our daily lives. However, with rapid technological advances and trends of frequently upgrading to newer models, millions of old and used mobile phones end up being discarded every year. This leads to a massive accumulation of electronic waste that can be harmful to the environment. 

At IRIS Recycling, we provide sustainable mobile phone recycling near me solutions to responsibly dispose of your old smartphones, feature phones, batteries and accessories. Understand the immense benefits of recycled phones and how to recycle the right way. We also recycle broken tablet and other mobile devices.

The Growing Need for Mobile Phone Recycling

With over 25 million smartphone users in Australia, phone upgrades have become more frequent. It is estimated that Australians discard over 14 million mobile phones annually. Dumping these phones in landfills leads to leaching of hazardous substances like lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium into the soil and water bodies. 

Recycling old phones allows the safe recovery of precious metals, plastics, glass and other valuable materials that can be reused. This reduces the environmental impact of mining new resources. We make recycling mobile phones easy and ethical.

Benefits of Mobile Phone Recycling

Here are the major advantages of recycling mobile phones and accessories:

  • Conserves natural resources and prevents mining of new materials like metals, plastics and glass.
  • Reduces land, water and air pollution by preventing hazardous e-waste from ending up in landfills. 
  • Saves energy as reusing materials decreases the energy demands of creating new phones.
  • Creates a circular economy by enabling repair, refurbishment and reuse of phones and components.
  • Generates income by allowing you to sell your old phones rather than throwing them away.
  • Provides job opportunities in ethical recycling companies.
  • Promotes corporate social responsibility for phone companies that enable trade-ins and buybacks.
IRIS Recycling: Australia’s Trusted Phone Recycling Specialists

IRIS Recycling provides nationwide solutions for responsibly recycling mobile phones of any brand, including iPhone recycling. As Australia’s premier computer recycling Sydney, we ensure phones receive specialist treatment. Our systematic processes maximize resource recovery from your recycle broken tablet.

We have drop-off locations across Sydney, along with regular public collection events for recycling old phones conveniently. You can also use our free Australia-wide postal service to mail us your old phones and accessories.  

We also purchase used mobile phones for cash, depending on their condition. Sell your old iPhone, Samsung, OPPO, Nokia, Google Pixel and other phones with IRIS Recycling through our buyback program. Receiving instant cash for recycling phones is a great way to upgrade sustainably.

Materials Recovered From Recycled Phones

Mobile phones consist of a diverse mix of materials, from plastics to precious metals. Proper phone recycling allows the recovery of these valuable resources:

  • Aluminum – Used to manufacture new aluminium products.
  • Copper – Reused in a variety of industries, from wires to plumbing. 
  • Glass – Broken down and recycled into new glass items.
  • Lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese – For making reusable batteries.
  • Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium – Precious metals are reused in electronics and jewellery. 
  • Plastics – Remolded into various plastic goods and parts.
  • Steel, tin, zinc, tantalum – For various metallurgical applications.

Rare earth elements like neodymium and praseodymium – For electronics, hybrid cars, and more.

With state-of-the-art recycling practices, we ensure maximum recovery from your discarded phones. The extracted resources are returned to the production cycle rather than being wasted in landfills.

Join Australia’s #1 Phone IRIS Recycling Movement

At IRIS Recycling, we make recycling mobile phones easy and rewarding. You can conveniently deposit your old smartphones, batteries and accessories at one of our drop-off locations in Sydney. Or use our postage-paid satchels to mail us your e-waste safely from anywhere in Australia.  

We also welcome schools, businesses, retailers and local councils to partner with us in hosting phone recycling drives for the community. Together, we can build a culture of responsible phone disposal and prevent e-waste.

To arrange a pickup, sell your old phones, recycle broken tablet, or learn more about our services, call us at +61 434 934 081 or enquire through our website. Join our mission to keep mobile phones out of landfills.