Envirofone is one of the most well-known recyclers on the market, but people seem to have a lot to say about the brand. The web is full of scepticism over leading recyclers like this, with many claiming it’s a scam, but Envirofone are one of the most experienced recyclers around who should be admired for their dedication in helping to save the environment.

Mobile phones and the batteries within them contain harmful chemicals and toxins that need to be handled carefully to avoid contaminating landfills. Hazardous chemicals such as lead and cadmium are inside these gadgets, which is bad for human health as well as the environment, so they need to be disposed of properly. This is where Envirofone come in.


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10 reasons you can trust Envirofone

  1. Envirofone was the number three rated recycler in 2012 due to their great prices and customer service
  2. They have a rating of 8.0 out of 10 on CompareMyMobile – as no customers have left complaints about their services.
  3. Trust Pilot have gave them an ‘Excellent’ 9.2 out of 10 – based on over 6,000 customer reviews.
  4. They promise to process your payment within 24 hours of receiving and testing your device.
  5. The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) ensures that all payments are completely secure
  6. Envirofone have processed over 3 million customers since the launch of the site
  7. They promise to wipe the data from your phone when they receive it but also give you the chance to do it yourself to be extra sure
  8. The recycler tests the device if it is broken, to offer you an individual price for your damaged handset – if you’re not happy with the price they will send you phone back for free.
  9. If you handset is worth over £250, they offer free Special Delivery so that your device is completely insured just in case it goes missing in the post!
  10. Envirofone say that 98% of mobiles send in to them are recycled – most are refurbished and sold in developing countries while some are broken down and recycled in an environmentally friendly way.

How to recycle your phone with Envirofone

To see how much cash you can get for your old phone with Envirofone, either compare prices using our valuation tool or head over to their website and search for the make and model of your device in the bar at the top of the page. You can also go to the ‘Sell My Mobile’ tab at the top where a list of the most popular traded-in device will appear, or you can click on the tab and find your phone in the list of makes and models there.


Once you have selected your device and are happy with the price offered, you simply proceed to payment, choose your payment method (either BACS, cheque or Argos Vouchers), enter your details and then wait for Envirofone to send you a bag to post your items off in.

If your device is broken / water damaged, Envirofone will take the time to individually assess your phone and will offer you a lower quote based on how damaged your phone is. You can then either choose to accept the money offered, or turn it down in which case Envirofone will send your phone back to you free of charge.
They also say they will pay you within 24 hours of receiving your device.

What Envirofone scam?

Basically, there isn’t one. Envirofone is an experienced recycling company which has all the tools in place to ensure your gadget recycling process runs smoothly. The website is easy to navigate and the BACs bank transfer payment option ensures that you could have your money within a few days.


See if Envirofone offer you the most money for your phone now using our search tool and rest assured that, if they do, you’re in safe hands. You will also find lots of other reliable companies on our website, check out the customer reviews while you’re there to ensure you make the right decision.

Do you have more questions about Envirofone? Not to worry, you can always get in touch and ask. Just give us a tweet, have a chat on Google Plus here and here, write on our Facebook wall or simply comment below. There’s some general FAQs here too.

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