Merseyrail launches phone recycling kiosks at stations

MERSEYRAIL has teamed up with tech company ecoATM to give passengers the opportunity to turn in their used smartphones in return for a fast payment.

Kiosks have been installed at Southport, Ormskirk, Liverpool Central, Liverpool Lime Street Lower Level and Moorfields stations, providing a convenient and environmentally responsible way for customers to dispose of their old phones. There are also future plans to roll out more kiosks across the network.

Phones that are deposited with ecoATM are responsibly recycled or given new life.

To receive their free quote for trading in their used smartphones, all passengers need to do is:

  • Place their device into an ecoATM kiosk on the network. The machine then securely analyses the phone and offers an immediate price
  • Accept the price and the ecoATM kiosk will take the device and in return for fast payment straight to the customer’s bank account

Suzanne Grant, Commercial Director at Merseyrail, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with ecoATM to provide an environmentally responsible and convenient way for our passengers to recycle their old smart devices.

“This is just another part of our commitment to create a cleaner, greener Merseyrail that will assist in reducing emissions across the Liverpool City Region. We’re looking forward to working with ecoATM and hope our passengers enjoy this new service on our network.”