Archive for the ‘ Recycling ’ Category

January 31st, 2012

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. (more…)

January 21st, 2012

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. (more…)

December 8th, 2011

A brand new site has recently been launched called Trade Your Games which allows users to sell their unwanted console games, consoles and Blu-Rays for cash payments. Although this has been done before on other sites including Music Magpie, the thing that makes Trade Your Games unique is that it is the only place in the UK where users can sell games for credit to buy games off the same website just like the model that is used on the high street. (more…)

November 16th, 2011

MusicMagpie - Sell CDs, DVDs & Games for Cash

Music Magpie, the UK’s best site for selling old games, CDs and DVDs has recently launched a brand new cash for schools service.

The new service comes after a number of requests from schools wanting a quick and easy way to use the recycling service. It will allow both primary and secondary schools to sell their old and unwanted CDs and DVDS for cash payments which can be used for future projects and extra curricular activities. (more…)

November 15th, 2011

Although Christmas brings fun and joy for all, the festive season is not great news for the environment. The following statistics show why Christmas is bad for the environment:

  • Royal Mail delivers over 150 million cards and 1 billion end up rotting away at landfill
  • 83 square kilometres of wrapping paper will be thrown in the bin (more…)