Popular Macclesfield based CD, DVD and console game recycling website, Music Magpie has recently announced that they enjoyed their busiest day ever in January this year as people got rid of any unwanted Christmas presents to earn some extra cash.

Music Magpie say that on one day in January they bought an amazing 602,417 unwanted CDs, DVDs and games off people in the UK. This amount was a huge six times more than their normal daily amount. The most common items that were sold on the day included Guns N Roses Greatest Hits, Lord of the Rings box sets and Nirvana Albums.

The company said that people wasted no time at Christmas selling their unwanted gifts as nearly a million items were traded in on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Some of the most popular items that were sold for cash on these days included U2’s album and Dirty Dancing DVDs.

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March 1st, 2012

by Stephen Roper

A new report which was published by mobile phone network, O2 has revealed that 17 million old gadgets including mobile phones, SAT NAVs and MP3 players are not being recycled correctly every year and are ending up at Britain’s landfill sites. Read the rest of this entry »

February 20th, 2012

by Stephen Roper

According to the latest figures that have just been released by one of the UK’s biggest recycling sites, a record amount of mobile handsets were recycled in January this year.

It’s thought that as many as £2.63 million worth of unwanted mobile handsets were sent in to be recycled last month and a lot of the money that people earned was used to pay off Christmas debts. In total £2.63 million mobiles is an increase of 30% on the amount sent in for recycling in January last year. Read the rest of this entry »

February 10th, 2012

by Stephen Roper

It was announced last week by the Home Secretary, Theresa May that the government would be banning scrap yards from paying cash to people who bring in scrap metal to be recycled.

The ban on selling scrap metal for cash comes after an estimated 15000 tonnes of metal was stolen and sold in the UK last year.Half of this amount was from the metal industry but the other 7500 tonnes was stolen from public places such as railways, other transport networks, electricity wires, war statues and even church roofs. Read the rest of this entry »

January 31st, 2012

by Stephen Roper

If you have an old or retro games console sat in your house collecting dust, or have recently upgraded to the latest system or held held device you may want to recycle your unwanted console to get some cash for it.

There are many recycling websites in the UK that now offer great cash or voucher payments for old and even broken gaming consoles and handhelds. Read the rest of this entry »

January 21st, 2012

by Stephen Roper