mobile phone recycling drop off

Published 17 June 2019

We’ve just won an award for mobile phone recycling, thanks to our wonderful residents.

More than 170 kg of mobile phones were saved from landfill by being dropped off for recycling at Civic Centre and library MobileMuster collection points.

As a result we’re officially the MobileMuster Local Government Awards top collector in SA.

“The real winner is the environment,” said Council’s Environmental Sustainability Coordinator Jon Herd.

“Valuable metals and plastics can be retrieved and recycled from mobile phones. This saves energy and raw materials.”

And with increasing environmental awareness in our community, we’re hoping for even more mobile phones to be dropped off for recycling in the next 12 months.

MobileMuster says that most Australian households have at least two old mobiles they no longer use, estimating 25 million are stored across the country.

Other SA councils shortlisted for the awards were Mitcham, Onkaparinga, Port Adelaide Enfield and Mount Barker.

The awards were based on the council who has collected the most mobile phone components for recycling between 1 May 2018 and 30 April 2019.

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