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Xiaomi's new recycling program can get you a discount off your next purchase
Xiaomi India has announced an e-waste recycling service in partnership with TES-AMM that rewards recyclers for doing the right thing. The company will collect various electronic products including smartphones, power banks, speakers, and headphones, among others, from consumers and then recycle them. The service is available for non-operational products regardless of their brand. You can learn more about the recycling process by checking out the video below.
Recycling e-waste with Xiaomi’s help is quite simple. All you have to do is fill out a form on the company’s website and wait for an authorized e-waste recycler to contact you, which normally takes up to seven days. After that’s done, someone will come over to your house to pick up the products within the next 15 days. You also have the option of dropping the e-waste at one of the company’s service centers.
The service is free of charge. Those of you who decide to recycle your smartphone and other products will receive a ₹100 coupon for every pickup request, which will be added to your Mi account within two weeks from the pickup date. You can use the coupons for purchases made on Xiaomi’s online store with a minimal value of ₹1,000 — accessories only.