SALVageID  Recycle your Mobile Phones

SALVageID Recycle your Mobile Phones

Posted on 19. Apr, 2010 by in UK

The Salvation Army International Development (UK) works to alleviate poverty and enable sustainable development in the developing world, as well as raising awareness of development issues through advocacy and campaigning in the UK.

They channel resources, both financial and technical, to community driven projects to give people the ‘hand-up’ they need to work themselves out of poverty in developing countries.

Projects include clean water and sanitation, micro-credit, anti human-trafficking, emergency response, orphans and vulnerable children’s work, and HIV/AIDS work, to name a few.

By donating your old mobile phone to The Salvation Army International Development (UK), you will be helping us to continue and further our work.

Got a new mobile phone recently? What happened to your old one?

Did you know that only 3% of consumers recycle their old and unwanted handsets but would that percentage be higher if people knew that recycling old mobile phones could save lives?

SALVageID is a mobile phone recycling scheme set up by The Salvation Army to raise funds from the recycling of unwanted mobile phones to support the poverty alleviation and community development work carried out all over the world.

Figures show that 74m mobile phones are in circulation in the UK**, and if all of those were recycled when they were finished with it could provide £296m worth of aid.

On average, each mobile phone donated to SALVageID is worth £4. Donating three mobile phones can therefore enable The Salvation Army to give a family a clean water supply for life; donating five will resource a team to educate and campaign against human trafficking; while 40 can provide a low income group with a financial loan to start their own business. If you recycle with your friends or work colleagues, 175 old mobile phones could fund the entire cost of building of a well in India.

Get Involved

If you have any old mobile phones lying at the bottom of a drawer gathering dust, why not put them to use and send them to us – every phone received will make a difference. You can either send them for free to

The Salvation Army
Freepost London 16281

Alternatively you can request a freepost envelope to send your phone in by calling 020 7367 4777 or emailing

If you have 30 or more mobile phones to donate then call the freephone number 0800 298 9069 to arrange a free collection.

For further information go to

GP: Once again this is a no-brainer… Old Phone – FreePost envelope and a few minutes of your time and a family gets the gift that we take for granted.. Clean water

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2 Responses to “SALVageID Recycle your Mobile Phones”

  1. Denise Hargis

    03. Mar, 2011

    I saw a picture of a amazing recycle box for cell phones. I would like to get one or more of these for our West Valley High School to implement this recycle program at our school. PLEASE CONTACT me on how to obtain one of these boxes.

    Thank you.

    Denise Hargis
    Band Booster


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