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Definitely the way to go! Hope all will work out as nicely as in those examples! One thing at a time tough ;)

Hey hey, in Holland (small country) the price for logistics/mail is often covered by those online companies that make money by giving the phones a second life. A pretty cool one is techreturns: http://www.techreturns.nl

And yeah the http://ewasterace.nl website could indeed be a portal to more potential suppliers of e-waste so that should be an incentive. And for most parties I talk to they do see the added value. But like you say it's about the critical mass. So far I'm just a little to small to be found yet. Thanks for your comments!

It's a real gradual process. So repair caf├ęs are becoming really famous and are thus easy to find. Then you have a lot of snowballing through all the people I talk to. This way I get to find more recyclers. But there are plenty of others yet to find or that will hopefully know how to find the ewasterace some time.

I would also like to find a proper way to insert web based recyclers. More and more online companies are getting into the business of giving phones a second life. Nevertheless they are not necessarily location based but rather want you to send your old phones by mail. So I got to find a way to cover this too.