A CeX store is set to open in Bromsgrove next month, creating seven new jobs in the process.
The recycling retailer, which buys, sells and exchanges phones, games, movies, computers and more, will open its doors on Friday, June 2, at 9am.
The shop will be located on the High Street and is expected to ‘pay out more than £500k to customers in the first year’.
A spokesperson from CeX (Complete Entertainment Exchange), said: “We urge Bromsgrove to go green and save by recycling their old gadgets, games, phones and DVDs into cash at CeX.
“We encourage community groups to start collections as it is a great way to raise money for charity and help protect the environment.”
Most people will be unaware that their unwanted old gadgets and mobiles could end up in a landfill site which can lead to toxic chemicals from the battery leaking into watercourses.
One mobile battery is capable of polluting 600k litres of water, and with the average person replacing their mobile phone every 12 months the problem is only growing worse.
CeX is encouraging the public to think about their actions and help protect the environment by recycling unwanted goods but they can also get cash or store credit to spend on something they really want.
“Most people’s worry about buying second hand is that there is usually no guarantee,” added CeX.
“We thoroughly test every item we sell so we are able to give a 24-month warranty on everything.
“Customers have the added benefit that buying in store means they can visually check over the item and even test it before they buy.”