how to dispose mobile phone?

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Cisco001
Cisco001 Posts: 4,025 Forumite
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I dropped my mobile and broke the digitalizer inside. It was not economical to repair.
the broken phone is now sitting in my drawer for months. So, I want to get rid of it.
where should I dispose it? I assume these electronic stuff cant just put in the bin?
I can't send it to those phone recycle company as it still contain my data, coz I am unable to reset due to screen not work.

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  • DCFC79
    DCFC79 Posts: 40,598 Forumite
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    What phone is it, can you plug it into a pc and either copy said information or install another ROM ?
  • Cisco001
    Cisco001 Posts: 4,025 Forumite
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    Samsung s3.
    tried to connect to PC previously. not work as you need to get touchscreen to confirm password
  • enfield_freddy
    enfield_freddy Posts: 6,147 Forumite
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    hit it with a hammer , run over it with the car or a passing bus , place in a litter bin , forget about it.
  • Cisco001
    Cisco001 Posts: 4,025 Forumite
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    hit it with a hammer , run over it with the car or a passing bus , place in a litter bin , forget about it.

    I believe we are not supposed to bin electronic stuff in litter bin?
  • enfield_freddy
    enfield_freddy Posts: 6,147 Forumite
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    well there won,t be any information readable with your info on it at this point


    bury it in your garden if you want ,


    you might get baby samsungs growing
  • macman
    macman Posts: 53,098 Forumite
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    Take to local tip for recycling under the WEEE directive.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • enfield_freddy
    enfield_freddy Posts: 6,147 Forumite
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    and burn a gallon of petrol in doing this , just like disposing of a burnt out (new type) light bulb , bloody stupid
  • macman
    macman Posts: 53,098 Forumite
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    I would have thought it fairly obvious that I wasn't proposing a special trip just for the mobile...
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • MikeWhite
    MikeWhite Posts: 617 Forumite
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    macman wrote: »
    I would have thought it fairly obvious that I wasn't proposing a special trip just for the mobile...

    My thoughts, too. And it is not compulsory to drive, either.
  • Cisco001
    Cisco001 Posts: 4,025 Forumite
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    macman wrote: »
    I would have thought it fairly obvious that I wasn't proposing a special trip just for the mobile...

    I might just pop over to the council household recycling center next weekend to see if they take it.

    I think there is one close to the supermarket where I do weekly shopping.

    Thanks for everyone suggestions
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