Waste to Valuable: Discarded Mobile Phones Are Getting Recycled & Making Money for These 2 Friends Tanaya Singh February 24, 2016 Environment, Mobile, Technology Bought a new smartphone? What did you do with the old one? Is it lying around in some corner of your house gathering dust? Or has it been sold to a scrap dealer who discarded it irresponsibly, causing pollution? Here’s a better way to recycle your old phones.