What happens to the items which are designated “end-of-life”?

A device is only labelled “end-of-life” when a Restarter and the owner decide it is not cost-effective or realistic to repair the device.

We encourage owners of end-of-life devices to seek out a reuse opportunity before taking them to be recycled. This is the most resource-efficient option. Many devices can be sold or given away for parts. But ultimately, we would like to see devices recycled so that their materials can be recovered. Here is our advice.