Recycling in the United Kingdom

Recyclability and minimizing environmental impacts are key elements of Motorola's commitment to product stewardship and global corporate citizenship. Motorola is involved in creative and effective voluntary programmes to minimize waste and facilitate product recycling/recovery.

EU Recycling iconThe UK is subject to the European Union's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, which places responsibility for disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment on the producer.

As part of the legislation, electrical and electronic equipment, including Motorola products, feature the crossed out wheeled bin symbol on the product or in the documentation, to show that these products must be disposed of in accordance with the WEEE Directive.

The WEEE Directive sets out different approaches for consumer products, including mobile phones, and for products which are supplied to businesses or other organizations. Please see the sections below for details of how to arrange recycling of your Motorola products.

Recycling mobile phones

For consumers in the U.K., we offer a Freepost return for mobile phones. Used mobile phones can be in any condition and any brand.

  • Make sure that the phone is switched off and that you have removed your SIM card
  • Then put the phone in an envelope addressed to: FREEPOST MOTOROLA RECYCLING
  • Then just seal the envelope and put it in the post.

Alternately, you can contact the shop or network operator who supplied your phone and they should take it back. Or, if you prefer, your local household waste recycling point can also accept waste electrical equipment.

Recycling other consumer equipment

If you bought the equipment from a retailer, please contact them in the first instance to discuss arrangements for takeback. Or, if you prefer, your local household waste amenity point can also accept waste electrical equipment.

Useful links

For more information about the implementation of the WEEE directive in the UK, visit: