Tesco, the supermarket giant has now launched an electrical recycling service, in store for all its customers. In return for your unwanted gadgets, Tesco will give you Clubcard points and gift cards.
You can recycle a range of things, from flat screen TV’s to sat navs. Under the scheme, shoppers will be able to get their electrical valued instantly. The valuation will be given according to Tesco’s online database, which holds more than 3000 products, and provides current market value prices for the goods.
Although small electrical items like microwaves and games consoles are included in the scheme, larger appliances like washing machines and dishwashers are not included.
With your old electrical, all of them will be recycled in some way. Some will get refurbished, where as others will be broken down for their parts. Depending on the quality and age of the product, you could find yourself getting quite a bit of cash. For example if you have a decent sat nav in good working condition, then you could get £50.
Matt Clear, Which? shopping expert says: ‘Any initiative that encourages people to recycle old electrical goods should be welcomed, but don’t necessarily accept the Clubcard points or gift card value you are offered from Tesco without having a clear idea of what you gadget is worth first.
“Before trading your goods in, we advise you to have a quick look on eBay, Amazon or in your local newspaper to see how much you could earn by selling your old gadgets yourself. It could be that your old sat nav or digital camera is worth more than you think, and more than Tesco is offering in Clubcard points.”
If you have a few items around your home that you would like to get recycled, then pop down to any of the 238 Tesco Extra and Tesco Homeplus stores. Tesco are not alone in recycling, Asda, Boots and eve Marks and Spencer’s offer online recycling services.