The idea of helping customers get the most cash to sell their phone online was conceived back in 2009. The number of online phone recyclers was growing rapidly, and prominent TV advertising campaigns from phone buyers like Envirofone and Mazuma meant that consumer awareness was on the rise too.
While there were plenty of companies offering to buy phones, finding the best deal required searching each website individually. It became clear that the entire process could be far quicker and easier, which led to the idea of creating a comparison site which could display all the prices on offer in one place.
After months of research, development and too many late nights to mention, that simple idea turned into what became the UK’s largest phone recycling comparison website. On the 13th of January 2010, Compare and Recycle officially launched.
Since starting as a couple of web developers trying to bring an idea to life in a spare bedroom, Compare and Recycle has grown into a nationally recognised brand backed by a passionate and talented team. We have helped over a million customers get in excess of a hundred million pounds for their old phones.
Over the last decade, the mobile phone industry has changed dramatically. Compare and Recycle has had to respond to industry changes by continually improving and expanding our service. We've implemented many of the biggest innovations in the phone recycling industry, and we’ve even grown beyond the core recycling comparison- offering tools for getting the best deals on buying refurbished phones and mobile phone contracts.