Give them a second life
Red Loves Green
Your old cell phones, tablets & accessories have value but not stuck in the drawer. They can be recycled which creates jobs and saves the environment.
Fill in the form below
We’ll pick up your device
It will be recycled responsibly
You get rewarded with VodaBucks
Frequently asked questions
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted just how important digital technology is in keeping us connected. Yet, hundreds of thousands of people across the South Africa don’t have adequate access to a device or connectivity at home and face huge barriers in accessing education and support services.Vodacom’s Red Loves Green Campaign aims to help by collecting and redistributing old smartphones and tablets to those who need them most.Smartphone that cannot be redistributed will be disposed of responsibly.
The Red Loves Green campaign relies on the generous donations of the public. We will collect used smartphones and tablets. These devices will be data wiped, reboxed and redistributed. Device donors will benefit from an allocation of Vodabucks which can be redeemed in the Vodabucks store on the My Vodacom App.
The Red Loves Green Campaign relies on individuals donating their used devices, which means you will not receive any money in return.
Devices will be distributed to selected schools in the Western Cape which have been identified in collaboration with Vodacom foundation.
Vodacom will distribute donated devices to its chosen schools in the Western Cape who will then work with to allocate to individuals who they have identified as most in need.
The Red Loves Green campaign is looking for any smartphone or tablet that is in working condition. Any donated device that can’t be used (e.g. due to damage or software incompatibility) will be responsibly recycled. Please note that we cannot accept any other devices.
Donating your device is simple, fast and free of charge. Complete our online form and we will send a donation kit.
Before returning your device, we recommend you do a full reset of the device to its default factory settings (e.g. no password or pin number or any cloud-based protection such as iCloud). Please also disable any ‘find my device’ functionality such as Find My iPhone. If ‘Find my device’ is not disabled, we will not be able to process or donate your device.
Once your device is data wiped and packaged in the donation box it can be posted for free at any post office or post box.
Yes, donors are encouraged to include any chargers or other accessories (excluding SIM cards or memory cards). Please take extra care to remove any SIM cards or memory cards before donating your device.
No. The Red Loves Green campaign relies on the generosity of individuals donating their used devices. All donated devices are non-returnable.