Keep electronics out of the rubbish. You don't need to throw your mobile phone away, or your television because you can also recycle it. There is an ongoing phone recycling campaign going on with Nokia, who accept all phones. Drop-off points are listed here: http://mea.nokia.com/find-a-store-en/store-locator/application-container?storelocator_content_country=AE. Your local municipality should have information on where you can take your hazardous products. E-waste contains mercury and toxics that never degrade and can accumulate in soil and water bodies year after year to levels sufficient to contaminate the food chain. Image Credit: Gulf News Archive

Envirofone :
The UAE National E-waste and Mobile Phone Recycling Campaign – accepts electronic items at:

  • All Etisalat Business Centres- they have more than 40 centres around UAE
  • Enoc Petrol Stations (Dubai)
  • Adnoc Petrol Stations (Abu Dhabi & Northern Emirates)
  • Spinneys Supermarkets, Emirates Post Offices
  • NBAD branches
  • LloydsTSB branches
  • All Magrudy's Book Stores
  • Lamcy Plaza Shopping Centre
  • Gold & Diamond Park

Dubai Municipality Refurbishment Centres:

  • Towar Centre
    Towar Shopping Center, next to the Ministry of Education building.
  • Al Karama Centre
    Al Karama Area, Kuwait Road, opposite the Emirates Central Post Office.
  • Umm Suqeim Centre
    Jumairah Street, near Umm Suqeim Park and Jumairah Beach Hotel.
  • Hatta Centre
    Hatta Area, Principal Hatta Hisn Crossroad.
  • PC Refurbishment Center
    Al Qusais 5th industrial area, opposite Eppco Auto tasjeel station.

The map below shows you some of the main drop-off points

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