Recycling Near You - Recycling Mobile Phones in the Australian Capital Territory area
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Don’t let mobiles go to landfill or waste away in your drawers. You can help reduce e-waste by recycling your old mobiles and accessories with MobileMuster.  Simply drop them off at over 3500 public drop off points including all major mobile phone retailers, including Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, and Samsung stores.  Find your nearest drop point here.

Or post them in for free by picking up a reply paid satchel at participating AusPost stores, or download the free mailing label.

Mobile phones and accessories can’t be recycled in your general waste bins from council.  Although some councils offer collection points at local libraries and customer service centres, or even at waste transfer stations.  Check in with your local council.

If your mobile is still working then consider extending its life by either selling it online or passing it on to friends and family.  If not longer works and is no longer wanted then it is time to recycle it.  

Whatever you choose to do, remember to remove any data that you can want to keep – visit MobileMuster for tips on how to manage your data.

Click here for MobileMuster drop off locations near City ACT 2608

Council services for Mobile Phones

Australian Capital Territory has not listed any locations where you can recycle your mobile phones.

Drop off locations for Mobile Phones

41 drop off businesses match on Mobile Phones within approx 60km of City ACT

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Act Nowaste - Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre /business/7491 Mugga Lane Symonston, ACT, 2609 149.1374410 -35.3494080 Symonston ACT 2609 149.1374410 -35.3494080
ACT No-Waste - Mitchell Resource Management Centre /business/13656 Flemington Rd Kenny, ACT, 2911 149.1453868 -35.2170510 Kenny ACT 2911 149.1453868 -35.2170510
MRI ACT pty Ltd /business/15858 78-80 Townsville St Fyshwick, ACT, 2609 149.1823900 -35.3302340 Fyshwick ACT 2609 149.1823900 -35.3302340
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd /business/16426 Mugga Lane Symonston, ACT, 2609 149.1364853 -35.3503494 Symonston ACT 2609 149.1364853 -35.3503494
Battery World - South Canberra /business/19554 95 Grenville Court Phillip, ACT, 2606 149.0890847 -35.3510935 Phillip ACT 2606 149.0890847 -35.3510935
Fone Zone Store - Woden /business/19677 Keltie St Phillip, ACT, 2606 149.0848192 -35.3454098 Phillip ACT 2606 149.0848192 -35.3454098
Optus Store - Belconnen /business/19768 Benjamin Way Belconnen, ACT, 2617 149.0673336 -35.2422204 Belconnen ACT 2617 149.0673336 -35.2422204
Optus Store - Gungahlin /business/19814 46 Hibberson Street Gungahlin, ACT, 2616 149.1360885 -35.1859026 Gungahlin ACT 2616 149.1360885 -35.1859026
Optus Store - Tuggeranong /business/19874 Anketell Street Greenway, ACT, 2900 149.0693339 -35.4178854 Greenway ACT 2900 149.0693339 -35.4178854
Optus Store - Woden /business/19882 Keltie Street Woden, ACT, 2606 149.0848192 -35.3454098 Woden ACT 2606 149.0848192 -35.3454098
Telstra Store - Belconnen /business/19956 Benjamin Way Belconnen, ACT, 2617 149.0673336 -35.2422204 Belconnen ACT 2617 149.0673336 -35.2422204
Telstra Store - Canberra Centre Bunda St /business/19977 City Walk Canberra, ACT, 2600 149.1325496 -35.2804061 Canberra ACT 2600 149.1325496 -35.2804061
Telstra Store - Gungahlin /business/20015 4650 Hibberson Street Gungahlin, ACT, 2912 149.1347760 -35.1855205 Gungahlin ACT 2912 149.1347760 -35.1855205
Telstra Store - Tuggeranong /business/20115 Anketell Street Greenway, ACT, 2900 149.0693339 -35.4178854 Greenway ACT 2900 149.0693339 -35.4178854
Telstra Store - Woden /business/20126 Keltie Street Woden, ACT, 2606 149.0848192 -35.3454098 Woden ACT 2606 149.0848192 -35.3454098
The Battery Factory /business/20133 141 Newcastle Street Fyshwick, ACT, 2609 149.1755821 -35.3273003 Fyshwick ACT 2609 149.1755821 -35.3273003
Vodafone Store - Belconnen B403 /business/20160 Benjamin Way Belconnen, ACT, 2617 149.0673336 -35.2422204 Belconnen ACT 2617 149.0673336 -35.2422204
Vodafone Store - Canberra B401 /business/20171 148 Bunda Street Canberra City, ACT, 2601 149.1333432 -35.2796166 Canberra City ACT 2601 149.1333432 -35.2796166
Mos Mobiles Store - Gungahlin /business/20184 46 Hibberson St Gungahlin, ACT, 2912 149.1360885 -35.1859026 Gungahlin ACT 2912 149.1360885 -35.1859026
Vodafone Store - Woden B402 /business/20206 Keltie Street Woden, ACT, 2606 149.0848192 -35.3454098 Woden ACT 2606 149.0848192 -35.3454098
Optus Store - Canberra Centre /business/20405 City Walk Canberra, ACT, 2601 149.1325496 -35.2804061 Canberra ACT 2601 149.1325496 -35.2804061
Battery World - South Canberra /business/20843 95 Grenville Court Phillip, ACT, 2606 149.0890847 -35.3510935 Phillip ACT 2606 149.0890847 -35.3510935
Officeworks - Fyshwick /business/21269 1 Whyalla Street Fyshwick, ACT, 2609 149.1719476 -35.3343615 Fyshwick ACT 2609 149.1719476 -35.3343615
Officeworks - Braddon /business/21270 30 Mort Street Braddon, ACT, 2612 149.1314890 -35.2743034 Braddon ACT 2612 149.1314890 -35.2743034
Virgin Mobile Store - Canberra Centre /business/21737 148 Bunda Street Canberra, ACT, 2600 149.1333432 -35.2796166 Canberra ACT 2600 149.1333432 -35.2796166
Virgin Mobile Kiosk - Belconnen /business/21872 Benjamin Way Belconnen, ACT, 2617 149.0673336 -35.2422204 Belconnen ACT 2617 149.0673336 -35.2422204
Mos Mobiles Store - Canberra ANU /business/21982 North Road Canberra, ACT, 2601 149.1210416 -35.2751617 Canberra ACT 2601 149.1210416 -35.2751617
Telstra Business Centre - Fyshwick /business/22115 134136 Gladstone Street Fyshwick, ACT, 2609 149.1828585 -35.3248797 Fyshwick ACT 2609 149.1828585 -35.3248797
UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy Canberra /business/22123 Northcott Drive Campbell, ACT, 2600 149.1614343 -35.2930780 Campbell ACT 2600 149.1614343 -35.2930780
Officeworks - Belconnen #264 /business/22152 5 Cohen Street Belconnen, ACT, 2617 149.0592029 -35.2399825 Belconnen ACT 2617 149.0592029 -35.2399825
Officeworks - Tuggeranong #263 /business/22153 215 Scollay Street Greenway, ACT, 2900 149.0696101 -35.4220698 Greenway ACT 2900 149.0696101 -35.4220698
Storage King - Belconnen /business/22485 86 Nettleford Street Belconnen, ACT, 2617 149.0593313 -35.2431577 Belconnen ACT 2617 149.0593313 -35.2431577
Storage King - Fyshwick /business/22486 25 Ipswich Street Fyshwick, ACT, 2609 149.1671201 -35.3241803 Fyshwick ACT 2609 149.1671201 -35.3241803
Storage King - Kambah /business/22487 17 Jenke Circuit Kambah, ACT, 2902 149.0687535 -35.3935481 Kambah ACT 2902 149.0687535 -35.3935481
Storage King - Mitchell /business/22488 10 Essington Street Mitchell, ACT, 2911 149.1414289 -35.2140613 Mitchell ACT 2911 149.1414289 -35.2140613
Vodafone Select - Tuggeranong /business/22568 Reed st Greenway, ACT, 2900 149.0689146 -35.4198398 Greenway ACT 2900 149.0689146 -35.4198398
UNSW Canberra /business/22583 North Colt Drive Canberra, ACT, 2600 149.1099161 -35.3075699 Canberra ACT 2600 149.1099161 -35.3075699
Fuji Xerox - Barton /business/22586 10 Brisbane Street Barton, ACT, 2600 149.1373483 -35.3092591 Barton ACT 2600 149.1373483 -35.3092591
Mos Mobiles Store - Canberra /business/22635 31 Hibberson St & Gunghalin Pl Canberra, ACT, 2912 149.1347760 -35.1855205 Canberra ACT 2912 149.1347760 -35.1855205
Philipstation /business/22682 Anketell Street Greenway, ACT, 2900 149.0693339 -35.4178854 Greenway ACT 2900 149.0693339 -35.4178854
Capital Telecom Vodafone Independent Dealer /business/22799 59 Petrie Plaza Canberra, ACT, 2601 149.1322772 -35.2792117 Canberra ACT 2601 149.1322772 -35.2792117
Act Nowaste - Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre /business/7491 Mugga Lane Symonston, ACT, 2609 149.1374410 -35.3494080 Symonston ACT 2609 149.1374410 -35.3494080

Pick up locations for Mobile Phones

43 pick up businesses match your query on Mobile Phones

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Toxfree E-cycle Division Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
MRI (Aust) Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Oz Recycle - Australian Online Recyclers Community Our service is Internet based. All Pick-ups are arrange... Nationally Free
Tiger Waste Collection Tiger Waste collects all sizes and types of waste. No j... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Boomerang Buyback We will supply a reply paid envelope. Nationally Free
Computersource Logistics PTY Ltd We offer a national pick up service. The cost is depend... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
SRS Recycling Pty Ltd Pick up of bulk quantities only. Nationally ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Loumbos Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details ACT May apply
MRI ACT pty Ltd Minimum quantities and charges apply. ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Dennis Maddock Recycling Click Business Name for details ACT May apply
Greener Mobile All done via mail. Post at any Australia Post red box o... Nationally Free
CMA Ecocycle Pick up service only for commercial quantities. ACT May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
ITHouze Australia We can arrange pickup nationally and the goods can be b... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
Buy My PC Items must be packaged for transport at cost of person ... ACT May apply
Y&Y Trading PTY LTD Click Business Name for details ACT May apply
Green Technology Recycling Pty Ltd Our free pick up service is available as long as your c... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
WV Technologies Satisfaction guaranteed, a trusted partner. Nationally May apply
TES-AMM Australia Pty Ltd Pick up of commercial quantities only. Nationally May apply
Alfatek Enterprises (Aust) Pty. Ltd. Pickup service available for commercial (bulk) quantiti... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
cashAphone Send it to us - FreePost! Enter your details on our we... Nationally Free
PENTAQ Technology Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
PhoneCycle Collection is by free post or courier. Please visit our... Nationally Free
Mazuma Mobile We pay all postage, courier or freight charges. Please ... Nationally ACT Free
eCycleCorp Pty Ltd Bulk quantities Nationally May apply
Top Dollar Mobile For mobile selling with the quantity of 10 or less, we ... Nationally Free
ANZ Asset Managment Bookings are essential for Commercial and Office pick-u... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
CashAphone Click Business Name for details Nationally Free
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally ACT May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
ACE RECYCLING GROUP Pickup can always be arrange from any where, please cal... ACT May apply
2ndLease Goods must be in good working order, and we would need ... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
Mazuma Mobile Pty Simply regester at www.mazumamobile.com.au or call 1300... Nationally Free
Sims Metal Management Kwinana Beach Call or send a message using our website to contact us ... Nationally (Metro Area Only) Free
Sims Metal Management Port Hedland Click Business Name for details Nationally (Metro Area Only) Free
Sims Metal Management Welshpool Click Business Name for details Nationally (Metro Area Only) Free
Sims Metal Management Malaga Click Business Name for details Nationally (Metro Area Only) Free

About Mobile Phones

  • There is an estimated 31 million mobile devices active in Australia.
  • There are approximately over 23 million unused mobile phones hidden in our drawers and cupboards across Australia.  Of those 5 million are broken and no longer working.
  • Over 95% of the resources in mobile phones can be recovered and returned to the supply chain to go back into making new products.
  • Recycling 50,000 mobiles can replace the need to mine 244 tonnes of precious metal ore.

Source: AMTA

Why Recycle Mobiles?

Mobiles phones along with their accessories are not biodegradable, but they are highly recyclable.  On that basis they should not be disposed of in the bin as they contain harmful substances which, if not managed properly, could damage the environment.

Recycling 50,000 handsets can replace the need to mine 244 tonnes of precious metal ore. 

Before you recycle your mobile, make sure to transfer any data off the phone that you would like to keep like music, pictures or documents.  For more tips on managing your data visit MobileMuster.

More Information on Mobile Phone Recycling Programs:

  • MobileMuster is the product stewardship program of the mobile phone industry.  It is the only not for profit Government accredited mobile phone recycling program.  It was established in 1998 to provide a free take back service for unwanted mobile phones and accessories, ensuring they didn’t end up in landfill.  The program is funded voluntarily buy its members, which include Microsoft, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Huawei, ZTE, Alcatel, Oppo, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile.
    • Everything collected is recycled to the highest environmental standard.
    • Nothing is ever resold.
    • Any data left on devices is destroyed in the recycling process.
    • For more information visit MobileMuster or call 1300 730 070. 
  • ARP has a mobile phone recycling program that helps raise money for various charities.