MobileMuster recycles all mobile phone components including handsets, batteries chargers and accessories, free of charge.
Where do I drop off my phone and accessories?
(1) ‘hand ‘em in’ at one of the 3,500 local public collection points across Australia including Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, 3 Mobile, Allphones, Fone Zone, Dick Smith, Battery World, Cartridge World and Officeworks stores, Nokia Care and Motorola Service One Centres and participating local councils.
(2) ‘post ‘em in’ – using either the free post reply paid MobileMuster Recycling Satchel available from Australia Post or by downloading a reply paid mailing label.
Schools and businesses can also participate in MobileMuster as collectors. Contact MobileMuster to find out how.
What happens to the mobile phones?
All of the components are fed into the recycling process - none are refurbished and sold. Over 90% of the components in mobiles can be recycled and used again, as plastic fence posts, batteries and various metal products including stainless steel and jewellery.
Why should I recycle my phone?
Mobile phones are not biodegradable and should not been thrown in the bin as they contain small amounts of potentially harmful substances which, if not managed properly, may harm the environment
One tonne of mobile phone circuits can yield the same amount of precious metals as 110 tonnes of gold ore, 123 tonnes of silver bearing ore and 11 tonnes of copper sulphide ore.
What is MobileMuster?
MobileMuster is a whole of industry not-for-profit program that is funded voluntarily by handset and accessory manufacturers Nokia, Motorola, Samsung Electronics, Sony Ericsson, LG Electronics, HTC, Huawei, ZTE, Force Technology and network carriers Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, 3 Mobile and Virgin Mobile.
- All recycling of mobile phone components is to the highest environmental standards.
- None of the mobile phones are refurbished or resold.
For more information, visit MobileMuster at www.mobilemuster.com.au or call the hotline at 1300 730 070.