Kingston Council has asked residents to donate their second-hand mobile phones to raise money for local charities.
Genuine Solutions (GSUK), which specialises in recycling, reusing and recovering technology equipment, will buy the unwanted phones handed in by residents from the council and any proceeds will be donated to the mayor’s charitable trust which supports Kingston Centre for Independent Living (KCIL) and the youth charity Oxygen.
“It’s a really simple and environmentally-friendly way to help raise money for two excellent charities,” said Mayor of Kingston Margaret Thompson.
The scheme, which will run from the 24 February to the 8 March has two-fold benefits as it prevents mobile phones that could be recycled or reused from being sent to landfill and it supports worthy local causes.
The council has named several drop off sites including Guildhall and Kingston Library.